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Signs and Symptoms of Scoliosis

Many parents wonder what signs to watch for if they are concerned that their child may have scoliosis.

Symptoms can vary depending on the age of your child. It’s helpful to note the severity and length of time of their symptoms when you notice something out of the ordinary, so you can share that information with your child’s care team.

Some of the most common signs or symptoms include:

  • Uneven shoulders
  • Head not centered over body
  • Walks “funny”
  • Tilted pelvis
  • Uneven waistline
  • Hunched back (kyphosis)
  • Back pain

Getting help for scoliosis symptoms

There are several spinal differences that can be related to the symptoms listed here. Your child may require further testing or imaging to further understand and/or confirm their diagnosis.

If you notice any of these symptoms, call us for an appointment. Our spine care team can provide your child with a full evaluation and get you on the right path for treatment, if needed.

Find out more about what to expect at a spine care consultation.