Scoliosis may develop over a person’s life or may be a congenital condition. If developed over time, causes include muscular imbalance, direct trauma, or repetitive one-sided activities, such as tennis or badminton. Cases range from mild, with almost no symptoms, to severe.
What is it?
Scoliosis is an abnormal spine curvature creating an S-shape or C-shape in the spine.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms, depending on severity, include pain in the back, muscular pains, and a noticeable sideways curve in the spine.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, analyzing gait and biomechanics, performing the Adam’s test, and a collection of patient history. Noticeable biomechanical issues may include one shoulder higher than the other and a curve in the upper back.
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