I was hoping someone could give me some insight to my son's scoliosis. He has had mild scoliosis since he was 10 (he's 16 now). Three years ago when he had an x-ray the ortho surgeon said the curve was 20 degrees, but not to worry, it shouldn't get any worse.
His shoulders and hips are even and his head is centred, so to look at him you wouldn't know he had scoliosis. But his left shoulder blade is higher than the right and sticks out quite a bit, even though you can't really tell with a shirt on. He had a x-ray on his spine last fall, and a new ortho surgeon said the curve is 30 degrees, but there is nothing to worry about because he is almost done growing, and it won't get any worse.
So, my question is, how is it possible to have a 30 degree curve and it not cause anything to be out of line? His legs don't seem to be different lengths. Any thoughts?