Early detection is critical
As with most types of health problems, the earlier we can catch scoliosis the better the outcome.
Catching a spinal distortion like scoliosis at a young enough age can greatly help in complete correction of the misalignment. Many types of scoliosis are reversible if caught early enough and addressed properly.
For difficult cases, the goal may be to stop the misalignment from worsening, and to improve as much function in the spinal region as possible. This can still lead to a major improvement in the person’s health.
Surgery for scoliosis is typically painful, scarring, and unfortunately could result in nerve damage.