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Signs You May Have Scoliosis Atlanta, GA
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Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine. It occurs when the spine curves sideways instead of running straight down the middle of the back. While scoliosis is most commonly diagnosed during adolescence, it can affect people of all ages.

What is Scoliosis?

In people with scoliosis, the spine curves sideways. The curve of the spine can be mild or severe, and it can cause several different symptoms.

Genetic factors, poor posture and neuromuscular conditions can cause scoliosis.

Signs You May Have Scoliosis

Uneven Shoulders or Hips: One of the most common signs of scoliosis is having uneven shoulders or hips. When the spine curves sideways, it can cause one shoulder or hip to be higher than the other. You may also notice that your clothes do not fit correctly or that one sleeve is longer.

Visible Curvature of the Spine: In some cases, scoliosis can be seen by looking at the spine. If the curvature is severe enough, it may be visible when you stand up straight. A doctor can also tell if you have scoliosis by looking at your back and noticing any unevenness.

Back Pain: Scoliosis can cause back pain, particularly in adults. The spinal curvature can put pressure on the muscles and nerves in the back, leading to discomfort. The pain can vary from mild to severe, and moving around can worsen it.

Breathing Problems: In severe cases of scoliosis, the curvature of the spine can affect lung function. This can cause breathing problems, particularly during physical activity or while lying down. Talk to Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians if you have trouble breathing, wheezing or other symptoms related to your lungs.

Changes in Posture: Scoliosis can also cause changes in posture. For example, if you have scoliosis, you may notice that you have a hunched or rounded back or lean to one side when standing or sitting. You may also have trouble standing up straight.

Consult a Physician to Determine if You Have Scoliosis

If you experience any of these signs, you should see a physician immediately for a correct diagnosis and treatment. Leaving scoliosis untreated can lead to severe health problems. Contact Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians to schedule a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians

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