Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Conditions range from mild to severe and in many cases the abnormalities are visually apparent. Scoliosis may either be genetically bases based or result from a degenerative joint condition in the spine. Most commonly, it is be a cumulative effect of these two factors.
Despite the seriousness of the condition, many individuals with scoliosis may experience no apparent symptoms other than vague muscle back pain and stiffness. It’s estimated that 4% of all children between the ages of 10 and 14 have detectable scoliosis with about 60% to 80% of all cases occurring in adolescent girls. Most people with scoliosis have barely noticeable curvatures.