Depending on the type of scoliosis, the degree of curvature and age of the patient, there are different possibilities of treatment.
There are conservative (non-surgical) treatment methods and there is surgical treatment. The choice of method depends on different aspects of a patient’s condition. The decision regarding scoliosis care is made by the orthopedic physician or the rehabilotologist after having evaluated the risk of progression and the outlook of attaining the desired results.
Experience with conservative scoliosis care shows that before the end of the growth period, there is a good chance of halting scoliosis progression, as well as reducing existing curves. Most patients who need scoliosis treatment, can be treated conservatively. If this is done correctly, surgery can be avoided. Adults with scoliosis can effectively reduce problems with lung and heart function and pain syndromes, if present, by conservative treatment.
There are two types of well-researched conservative treatment forms: physiotherapy and bracing combined with physiotherapy. Each has its own indications.