Scoliosis is a common condition that involves an abnormal curvature in the spine, most often occurring in girls between the ages of 10 and 16, although the cause is unknown. Patients with this condition often experience uneven shoulders, prominent shoulder blades and tend to lean to one side.
Most cases of scoliosis do not worsen and require only regular doctor’s appointments to monitor the condition. For cases that do worsen over time, bracing or spinal fusion surgery may be needed.
Scoliosis occurs when there is a sideways S-shaped or C-shaped curvature of the spine.