Scoliosis is a curve in spine that can cause uneven shoulders or hips and curvature in lumbar and thoracic regions. Scoliosis can be diagnosed by performing Adams forward bending test, unless scoliosis is mild an x-ray may be needed.
Complications of scoliosis are low back pain on concave side and secondary hip arthritis. Scoliosis can be addressed through physical therapy and regular exercise. Even small curves should be addressed. Yoga is a healthy stretching and strengthening program that is very helpful practice where imbalances exist.
Sherri Boos, PT, DPT