Luckily the majority of Scoliosis cases do not require treatment. There are several determining factors in treatment options and our experts at SCCNS will evaluate each patient on an individual case by case basis. Things that are taken into consideration when determining a treatment plan include:
- If in a child the curve is less than 25°, no treatment is required, and the child can be reexamined every four to six months.
- If in a child the curve is more than 25° but less than 30°, a back brace may be used for treatment.
- Curves more than 45° will need to be evaluated for the possibility of surgical correction. Surgical correction involves fusing vertebrae together to correct the curvature and may require inserting rods next to the spine.
If a surgical procedure is found to be necessary, it should only be done by an expert in the field. Our surgeons are all experts in spine surgery and are all board certified. They have put in extensive hours on this type of procedure and have had above satisfactory results. You doctor will discuss the type of procedure with you so that you understand your condition and the treatment options and are able to make an informed, educated decision in regard to your treatment plan.