Scoliosis in Children
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my child's infantile scoliosis symptoms?
If you suspect your child may have infantile scoliosis, it's a good idea to talk to your child's pediatrician or clinician. Physicians can give you advice about treatment options. A mild curve may not require treatment, but it may become worse later in... Full Answer
- Q How can my child manage his or her infantile scoliosis on a daily basis?
Most children with infantile scoliosis are unaware of their condition, and it does not bother them. The doctor may require that the child wear a brace all day, except for bathing and exercise, for two to three years. Treatment with a brace or surgery can... Full Answer
- Q Does nonstructural scoliosis affect children differently than adults?
Nonstructural scoliosis typically occurs in children who are still growing, especially before entering puberty. Most cases of scoliosis in adults were actually present in the patient's childhood, but not diagnosed until adulthood. Most children with... Full Answer
- Q Do children grow out of structural scoliosis?
Unfortunately, children do not grow out of structural scoliosis, though it is a very treatable condition. But if left untreated, structural scoliosis in a child can lead to life-long deformity and arthritis. It is very important to seek treatment from a... Full Answer