Scoliosis is a disease that occurs when there is abnormal curvature in the spine. There are many different treatment options that vary depending on the severity of the scoliosis. Here are some of the most common treatment options:
- Bracing: Bracing as a treatment option is most common for children. The brace helps to prevent further progression of the curve by applying external support to the spine.
- Physical therapy: Physical therapy exercises can help to improve muscle strength, flexibility, and posture. Physical therapy can help to relieve some of the pain that comes with scoliosis.
- Surgery: Surgery is usually last on the treatment options for scoliosis as it is only for the most severe cases of scoliosis. The most common spinal surgery for scoliosis is spinal fusion.