Scoliosis affects 1-3% of the population and may begin at any time between birth and adulthood but is most common during times that your skeleton is growing rapidly. Most cases of scoliosis begin between the ages of 13 and 18.
Scoliosis may cause your shoulders, hips, or waist to be unlevel. Most curves are classified as "right thoracic", which means that the peak of your curve protrudes toward the right. This is often accompanied by a forward rotation of your right shoulder and "winging" of your right shoulder blade. Many patients have a secondary curve in their lower spine that helps to balance their bodies.
The primary goal of treatment is to stop curve progression. While many cases can be slowed or even reversed through appropriate management, it is important to recognize that other cases may progress despite the best care. Conservative care, including spinal manipulation and exercise, has been shown to help some patients with scoliosis.
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