If your scoliosis is managed conservatively, it means that it is being managed without surgery. There are different options available for this type of management. The majority of people with idiopathic scoliosis are managed conservatively and surgery is only suitable if the curve(s) of the spine is so large that it will cause problems with the balance of the body if it is not corrected surgically.

All scoliosis patients must be monitored to keep an eye on how the spine develops during the years you are growing.

The other options are bracing and physiotherapy. Unfortunately, there is limited good evidence for the conservative management of scoliosis. However, an international committee called SOSORT (Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment) is encouraging better research into these areas of treatment and is producing official guidelines which we base our conservative treatment approach on here at the RNOH.

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