Scoliosis is a term I have heard many times in practice in Kings Cross. Many of my patients come in telling me, with concern, that they have scoliosis thinking that something is seriously wrong. There is clearly a breakdown in effective communication between the patient and the person who makes the diagnosis. Whoever gives the diagnosis has a duty to let the patient know what it means, how bad it is and whether it will get worse.
Many of the patients I have seen who claim to have a scoliosis actually have no scoliosis whatsoever on examination, suggesting to me that they have either been misdiagnosed or the scoliosis they may have had was self correcting.