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Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in your spine. Many people have some curve in their spine, but a few people have spines that make a large curve from side to side in the shape of the letter "S" or the letter "C."
Symptoms of Scoliosis
Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips. Sometimes it is easy to notice, but not always.
Adults who have scoliosis may or may not have back pain, but if it becomes severe, it can cause back pain, thoracic pain, and neck pain.
Causes of Scoliosis
Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families.
In adults, scoliosis may result from changes in the spine due to aging.