Signs & Symptoms

Due to the many different types of curvatures, the appearance of scoliosis can vary in children. The most common signs and symptoms include:

  • uneven shoulder heights
  • head tilted to one side and off center
  • uneven hip heights
  • uneven shoulder blade heights
  • protruding shoulder blade
  • uneven arm lengths when standing
  • prominent ribcage on one side
  • when bending forward, the left and right sides of the back are uneven

In adults:

  • pain can be present
  • muscle weakness
  • numbness, tingling in limbs
  • loss of flexibility