Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.
Early detection can be beneficial. A parent may notice that his/her child has a high shoulder or low hip make clothing fit poorly. Or sometimes uneven shoe wear offers a clue. Back and leg pains may develop but are often dismissed as growing pains.
Allowed to run its course, scoliosis may often worsen. Severe cases may involve unsightly bracing or surgery that attaches steel rods, forcing the spine to straighten.
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