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Scoliosis is the abnormal twisting and curvature of the spine.

It is usually first noticed by a change in appearance of the back.

Typical signs include:

  • a visibly curved spine
  • one shoulder being higher than the other
  • one shoulder or hip being more prominent than the other
  • clothes not hanging properly
  • a prominent ribcage
  • a difference in leg lengths


I decided to research into scoliosis as I thought it relates to my theme of the spine and how our bodies deform abnormally. It was quite interesting looking into this concept and how the spine can curve and twist causing severe physical problems because of issues such as muscle weakness - something I was looking into when looking at extensions of the body.

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