Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to the side.
It can affect any part of the spine, but the most common regions are the chest area (thoracic scoliosis) and the lower section of the back (lumbar scoliosis). It can affect people of any age, from babies to adults, but most often starts in children aged 10-15.
Signs of scoliosis include:
a visibly curved spine
leaning to one side
one shoulder or hip sticking out
the ribs sticking out on one side
clothes not fitting well
Some people with scoliosis may also have back pain. This tends to be more common in adults with the condition.