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What are the symptoms of structural scoliosis?

Someone with structural scoliosis likely has one shoulder or one hip that rests higher than the other, though this is a symptom that is typically only noticed by a doctor or during a routine exam. One shoulder blade may be more prominent than the other. Someone suffering from structural scoliosis may also feel a low-back pain or back fatigue when sitting or standing for extended periods of time. If the curve of the spine is allowed to get worse, the chest cavity may close in on the lungs, which can lead to breathing problems. In some cases structural scoliosis is caused by an underlying problem like injury or a cyst, which may have other symptoms of its own.

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