University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
410-448-2500 or 1-888-453-7626

Programs and Services

Scoliosis and Spine Center

Screening for Scoliosis

Normal

Normal

  • Head centered over mid-buttocks
  • Shoulders level
  • Shoulder blades level, with equal prominence
  • Hips level and symmetrical
  • Equal distance between arms and body

Possible Scoliosis

Possible Scoliosis

  • Head alignment to one side of mid-buttocks
  • One shoulder higher
  • One shoulder blade higher with possible prominence over the other
  • One hip more prominent than the other
  • Unequal distance between arms and body

Normal: Both sides of upper and lower back symmetrical

Normal

  • Both sides of upper and lower back symmetrical
  • Hips level and symmetrical

Possible Scoliosis: One side of the rib cage and/or lower back showing uneven symmetry

Possible Scoliosis

  • One side of the rib cage and/or lower back showing uneven symmetry

Normal: Even and symmetrical on both sides of the upper and lower back

Normal

  • Even and symmetrical on both sides of the upper and lower back

Possible Scoliosis: Unequal symmetry of the upper back, lower back, or both

Possible Scoliosis

  • Unequal symmetry of the upper back, lower back, or both

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