Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves in an abnormal way. If left untreated, scoliosis could cause serious problems for a person’s back, heart, and lungs.
If you are looking at a cutaway of the body in profile, you would see an S-shaped spine. You would see an I-shape if you were viewing the back of the body. Scoliosis creates either a sideways C-shape or an atypical sideways S-shape in the spine.
Many cases happen in children. Scoliosis is 8 times more likely to happen to girls going through puberty.
Keeping a close eye on spinal alignment can be the best course of action. If the alignment becomes more severe, you may need help.