Scoliosis is the curving of the spine. It's mainly diagnosed in children from the ages of 10 to 15.
There aren't many obvious symptoms of scoliosis, which is one of the main reasons why some people don't even know they have it until later in their lifetime. Most of the symptoms include uneven shoulders, back pain, uneven waist, or a visible curve in your back.
How Does It Vary?
Scoliosis varies depending on each child. Some people may only have a slight curve, but others may have severe curves. Unlike those with mild curves, people who have a severe curve may have to wear a brace or even arrange for a surgery.
Treatments for scoliosis vary depending on the degree to which the spine is curved. One option is a brace, which is a "plastic jacket" that is meant to help straighten the spine. The second option is surgery, and this option is mainly for those with severe curvatures.