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What are the treatment options for scoliosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Treatment is usually unnecessary for children with mild cases of scoliosis, but regular doctor's checkups should be planned to ensure the curve doesn't progress. In more severe cases, a back brace may be used to slow the progression of the spinal curve. Surgery may be necessary to straighten the spine if the curvature is severe. The treatment of scoliosis varies greatly, depending both on the cause of scoliosis as well as the individual's symptoms.

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