Scoliosis: The Lowdown

By Sara Castoldi 

In last week’s blog we looked at ways in which back pain can be prevented in children. This week our focus is on scoliosis.

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine twists and curves to the side. The curve, which can increase over time, is usually “S”- or “C”-shaped. Although it’s not a condition many of us are familiar with, it is fairly common and affects people of all ages from babies through to the elderly. The condition most commonly starts in children aged between 10 and 15 years however before the onset of puberty. The condition is also typically more prevalent in girls than boys.