Persistent or worsening back pain is a common symptom. Pain can be localized in the area of the curvature or radiate down the legs in cases of nerve compression.
Visible changes in posture or the appearance of the back, such as asymmetry or a hump, may occur.
Scoliosis can limit spinal mobility and flexibility, leading to difficulty in activities like bending, twisting, and reaching.
Muscle imbalances around the spine can cause discomfort and affect daily activities.
In severe cases, adult scoliosis may compress nerves or the spinal cord, leading to neurological symptoms such as numbness, weakness, or loss of function in the extremities.
Severe scoliosis can affect lung function, leading to breathing difficulties.