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What are the treatment options for structural scoliosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Children with mild structural scoliosis usually do not need treatment, but they should be seen by their doctors two or three times a year to confirm that the curve in their spine is not getting worse. In more severe cases of structural scoliosis, a back brace may be used to slow the progression of the spinal curve. In the most severe cases of structural scoliosis, surgery may be necessary to straighten the spine. The treatment of structural scoliosis varies greatly, depending on both the cause of scoliosis as well as the individual's symptoms.

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