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Scoliosis and Spine Center

Parent Tips for Detecting Scoliosis

Girl on sliding board

Idiopathic scoliosis may go unnoticed in a child because it is rarely painful. Parents should watch for the following symptoms:

  • Uneven shoulders/Leaning to one side
  • Prominent shoulder blade(s)
  • Uneven waistline
  • Elevated or uneven hips
  • Curving spine that looks like an "S" or "C" when viewed from behind

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Kernan Scoliosis and Spine Center at 410-448-6780.