Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It begins as a postural distortion and may become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.
The three common causes are:
Congenital genetic predisposition
Habitual behavioral routines
Idiopathic unknown cause
Regardless of cause, early detection can be helpful.