What is scoliosis? Signs and symptoms to look out for
You might never have heard the word ‘scoliosis’ before, but it’s not a rare condition. According to the Scoliosis Association (UK), as many as three to four children in every 1,000 will need specialist supervision.
It’s not a disease, but describes when the spine of an otherwise healthy person, curves or twists and it can happen any time from before birth (known as congenital), to adulthood (known as degenerative).
It most often starts in children aged between 10 and 15 (known as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis). Idiopathic scoliosis is the term for curvature or twisting with an unknown cause, which occurs in around eight out of 10 cases.