Treatments for Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents

Decisions regarding treatment for scoliosis are made based on the degree of spinal curve and the patient’s age. Small curves may require no treatment at all, or simple observation to confirm that the curve doesn’t worsen. Moderate-sized curves may be treated with a back brace to help prevent further curvature of the spine. 

Severe curves, or those that don’t respond to bracing, may require surgery to correct the spine and prevent progression of the condition throughout life. It’s delicate, specialized surgery, in which our experts are highly skilled. Most kids are able to resume an active life after treatment.

We also offer vertebral body tethering, a new technique used for certain curves that don’t respond to bracing in children who have a significant amount of growth remaining.