Scoliosis (Children)

Scoliosis (Children) is a condition in which the spine curves either to the right or left. There are many causes of scoliosis, many are idiopathic, meaning that there is no known cause. Genetics and ill-fitting shoes especially ones that are too tight, play a role in its development.

Scoliosis inĀ children is most commonly triggered during a growth spurt, typically between the ages of 9 to 15 years old. Additionally, girls are more predisposed to developing scoliosis than boys and often have more severe curvature.

It may also be caused by a short leg, or leg length discrepancy (LLD). If untreated, scoliosis can lead to lower back pain, arthritis, postural problems, and asymmetrical gait.

Scoliosis (children)

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Scoliosis (children)

Signs and Symptoms

  • The curvature of the spine
  • Uneven shoulders
  • Hip tilted to one side
  • Uneven waistline

Latest Research Links:

Truncal changes in children with mild limb length inequality: a surface topography study

Progression of idiopathic thoracic or thoracolumbar scoliosis and pelvic obliquity in adolescent patients with and without limb length discrepancy

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