(HealthDay News) -- Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine is twisted or curved unnaturally, often in a "C" or "S" shape. Typically diagnosed in childhood, the condition sometimes requires surgery or a back brace to help straighten the spine.
Since the unusual shape of the spine is not always visibly noticeable, the Nemours Foundation lists these other common symptoms of scoliosis:
- The body tilts to one side.
- One shoulder blade is higher than the other.
- An uneven waist.
- One leg appears shorter than the other.