How do you check for scoliosis?

Answer The best way would be to get an x-ray or have a doctor look at it. However, if you just want to check yourself, bend over and have someone look at your spine. Also, check if the shoulder blades are... Read More »

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A 12-degree curve is about the mildest curve you can have and still be called scoliosis. As you'll read below, 10 degrees or less is considered normal for a human.I've posted the following a few t... Read More »

Is scoliosis hereditary?

Scoliosis is a hereditary condition in which the spine and backbone have an abnormal curve. While scoliosis is inherited, the disorder is not passed to all offspring and the type and severity of sc... Read More »

Can scoliosis kill you?

Scoliosis, curvature of the spine, usually occurs in childhood and does not cause death. Most cases are mild, but in severe cases complications can arise. The rib cage can press against the lungs a... Read More »

Can scoliosis be cured?

There are no medications to treat scoliosis, and scoliosis cannot be prevented. However, there are ways to correct the spinal curvature and to prevent any curvature increase. The main types of trea... Read More »