Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine affecting around 3% of the population in Hong Kong. It’s often picked up during early teenage development and is more common in girls than boys. If you think you or your child has scoliosis take note of the following:
- One shoulder higher than the other
- A noticeable curve in the spine to one side or the other
- One hip higher than the other
- The space between the arms and waist is uneven between left and right
The above might not be scoliosis but a result of muscular imbalances or postural habits. If you notice the above we recommend seeking professional help for an assessment.