Scoliosis Physiotherapy & Posture Centre

231 McLeod St.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 0Z8

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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

of SCOLIOSIS

  • Shoulders may not be of the same height (one is higher than the other).

  • Head is not centered directly above the pelvis.

  • Ribcage is not symmetrical; ribs may be at different heights.

  • A shoulder blade is higher and more prominent than the other.

  • One hip is more prominent than the other.

  • Clothes do not hang properly.

  • The individual may lean to one side.

  • Uneven leg lengths.

 

Signs and symptoms in babies:

 

  • A bulge on one side of the chest.

  • The baby might be consistently lying curved to one side.

 

Some types of scoliosis can cause back pain.

 

In the vast majority of cases scoliosis is not painful.