URL of this page: //www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/1114.htm

Scoliosis

Scoliosis

Overview

Abnormal curvature in the spine is known as scoliosis, and generally begins just at the onset of puberty and progresses during the period of rapid growth. Most junior high schools routinely screen for scoliosis because, if caught early, progressive spine curvature can be prevented. Scoliosis affects girls much more frequently than boys.

Update Date 4/16/2013