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Toddler with scoliosis?

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Noodles85 · 31/01/2023 14:27

My 18 month old toddler shows signs of leaning to one side when he walks and I see he lifts his left shoulder higher than the other. GP has said that it is probably just adjustments whilst learning to walk but he wasn't particularly still when being examined. Is there a visible difference or am I just being paranoid? I have untreated scoliosis myself and have suffered from back pain and posture issues so I'm particularly vigilant about this. Here are photos of him where I think the left shoulder looks higher. What do you think?

Toddler with scoliosis?
Toddler with scoliosis?
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AnyFucker · 31/01/2023 14:37

Yes, the left shoulder looks higher in both those pictures

Can you feel a curve when you trace a firm finger along his spine? How does it look when he is sitting and bending forward ?

wobblymum1 · 31/01/2023 14:46

It does look lower but hard to tell as looks like he’s slightly bending over examining a toy or something which could cause an imbalance I think depending on what hand he’s holding it In- can you get one where he’s facing with his head looking straight forward?

Coffeeandacatchup · 22/09/2023 16:06

Hi @Noodles85, I am parent to a child with idiopathic early onset scoliosis. Since your posting have your concerns been looked into?

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