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What are symptoms of scoliosis in kids?

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Every child with scoliosis is different. Some don't have any symptoms. Others have very obvious ones, like:

  • His shoulders are two different heights.
  • His head doesn't look centered with the rest of his body.
  • One hip is higher than the other or sticks out.
  • His ribs are pushed out.
  • When the child stands straight, his arms don't hang down straight next to his body.
  • When he bends forward, the two sides of his back are different heights.

From: What Are the Symptoms of Scoliosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Boston Children's Hospital: "Congenital Scoliosis Symptoms Causes."

Cincinnati Children's: "Early Onset Scoliosis (Infantile Scoliosis)."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Scoliosis in Adults: An Overview."

Nemours Foundation: "Scoliosis."

Scoliosis Research Society: "Scoliosis."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Scoliosis Symptoms."

St. Louis Children's Hospital: "Scoliosis."

UCLA Health: "Adult Scoliosis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "A Patient's Guide to Anatomy and Function of the Spine," "Degenerative Adult Scoliosis."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children's Hospital: "Congenital Scoliosis Symptoms Causes."

Cincinnati Children's: "Early Onset Scoliosis (Infantile Scoliosis)."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Scoliosis in Adults: An Overview."

Nemours Foundation: "Scoliosis."

Scoliosis Research Society: "Scoliosis."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Scoliosis Symptoms."

St. Louis Children's Hospital: "Scoliosis."

UCLA Health: "Adult Scoliosis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "A Patient's Guide to Anatomy and Function of the Spine," "Degenerative Adult Scoliosis."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

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