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Scoliosis is a problem that makes the spine curve and twist from side to side. It is most often found in girls in their early teens. But boys can have it, too. No one is sure what causes scoliosis. But we do know that scoliosis is not caused by things like carrying heavy bags or playing sports. If someone in your family (like a parent or a sibling) has scoliosis, you may be more likely to have it, too.
"My clothes never seem to hang straight."
What Are the Signs?
The signs of scoliosis may include:
One shoulder higher than the other
One shoulder blade sticking out farther than the other
An uneven waistline
Hems hanging unevenly on you
These signs often appear slowly as you grow. You and your parents may not even notice them. For this reason, schools in many states have screening programs to check for scoliosis. These programs help find scoliosis early and keep it from causing problems later.
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