Symptoms of Pediatric Scoliosis

Each child may experience symptoms of scoliosis differently. Common symptoms include:

  • The shoulders are different heights.
  • The head is not centered on the body.
  • There's a difference in hip height or position.
  • There's a difference in shoulder blade height or position.
  • When standing straight, the arms hang differently beside the body.
  • When bending forward, the sides of the back appear different in height.

Back pain, leg pain, and changes in bowel and bladder habits are not commonly associated with scoliosis. If your child is experiencing these types of symptoms, you should seek an immediate medical evaluation by your physician.

The symptoms of scoliosis may resemble other spinal conditions or deformities, or may be the result of an injury or infection. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.