Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves or twists sideways in a “C” or an “S” formation. The more severe the curvature or twisting, the more severe the potential health complications for the organs of the abdomen. Scoliosis most commonly develops in children during their pubescent growth spurt; however, it is believed to be caused by hereditary factors, neuromuscular disorders, birth defects, and injuries to the spine.
Doctors do not recommend treatment for children who have a mild scoliosis of the spine. Close monitoring is preferred to see if the condition remains the same or worsens. More severe cases of scoliosis may require consultation with a pain specialist and additional treatment, including wearing a back brace and/or back surgery.