Health Tip: Symptoms of Scoliosis

An unnatural curvature of the spine

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(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.

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