Scoliosis can be treated with or without surgery, depending on the size and severity of the curve.
Without surgery, treatment includes either watching the curve for changes or the patient wears a brace.
The doctor may consider surgery if the curve reaches a point where it will continue to worsen even after growth is finished.
Surgeries offered at Cincinnati Children’s for scoliosis in teens and adolescent scoliosis include:
- Spinal fusion
- Minimally invasive spinal fusion
- Guided growth correction