The spine surgeons of The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy provide a thorough evaluation to determine the type and severity of scoliosis. It may be determined that no treatment is necessary and your doctor will continue to closely monitor the condition. In some cases, particularly those of adolescent scoliosis, lightweight braces may be used to halt the worsening of spinal curvature.
If scoliosis is determined to be severe, or has the potential to become severe, surgery may be used to correct the condition. In most cases, surgeons will use special spinal instrumentation that gradually applies corrective forces to address the spine deformity. Spinal fusion may be used with bone grafts to fuse vertebra together and strengthen the spine.
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