Our spines help to provide support for our upper body. They also contain the spinal cord, which is directly attached to the brain and is essential for many of our functions. While the spine is generally curved, it is completely straight when viewed from the front or back, except in people with scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves from side to side. This causes numerous developmental problems and can severely affect the patients’ posture and gait. It can also have a potentially adverse effect on the internal organs.
Depending on the severity of the condition, it can often be treated partly or sometimes in full. Below are 10 symptoms of scoliosis.
Symptom #1: Lying Curved to One Side
People tend to sleep in various positions, sleep in the same few positions, or even just one position, every night. How we sleep at night depends on a number of factors such as the shape of our bodies and influencing factors from when we were younger. Some people might find that the way they sleep is determined by scoliosis.
Babies with the condition will generally lie curved to one side all of the time. This is because the curvature of their spine means this is the only comfortable position for them. It is a symptom that can help get early treatment but is often not easily noticeable.