Scoliosis is a curvature in your spine. Its not hereditary and its not from injury. When i was 12 and in elementary, our school held a day of getting physicals. The nurse or doctor (can't remeber) asked us to palm to palm our hands and touch our toes. By that they were able to determine that i had scoliosis. I went to a specialist and he said the only way of fixing it was through surgery or wear an enormous ugly brace that covered my whole mid-section. I didn't have the funds to get surgery and i did't like the brace. I decided to leave it like it was. One side of my body is slightly higher than the other. This causes me to have alot of back pain and depending on the weather it gets worst. Im suppose to do some kind of excercises but i have little time. They swimming is excellent excercise for this disease but i don't know how to swim.