Scoliosis occurs when a person's spine grows with an unusual sideways curve. Minor cases of scoliosis may not trouble the person afflicted, and they can often go undiagnosed. More severe cases of scoliosis can cause pain and deformity. Scoliosis typically becomes a problem when a child begins to grow into an adult at puberty.
If your child's pediatrician has diagnosed them with this condition, they may suggest braces and other noninvasive treatments.