Scoliosis is abnormal curvatures of the spinal column that in a normal spine do not exist. It is more common among the female population than in males. Signs of scoliosis are typically detected rather late, in the teen years but if children were evaluated earlier, we can see signs as early as eight years old.
There are often no symptoms of scoliosis, but some people complain of back pain and neck pain. Severe scoliosis can cause trouble breathing and deformation of the ribs surrounding the lungs. Chronic low back pain is a frequent symptom among adult patients.