For this reason, it is essential to keep the patient under observation after the first diagnosis and to apply the necessary treatment without wasting time.
In the treatment of scoliosis in children, the degree of the disease, the age of the child, the family history of the disease and the root cause of the problem are important details. However, it is possible to talk about three different treatment options: Observation, spine support and scoliosis surgery.
Observation is based on the principle of checking the patient every 4 to 6 months in mild cases. As we mentioned before, it is possible to continue living with the curvature of the spine.
In moderately severe cases, the spine is supported to prevent the progression of the disorder. This support is provided by special medical corsets.
In more severe cases, scoliosis surgeries called spinal fusion and instrumentation can be performed to treat the deformity. For surgery, the spine curve usually needs to be more than 45 degrees.
If the child's daily life has started to be seriously affected due to scoliosis and the quality of life has decreased due to pain, surgical methods offer very effective results. During these procedures, the doctor realigns the affected areas of the spine and stabilizes it with the help of metal rods. It is enough to stay in the hospital for a few days after the operation; full recovery occurs within 1 – 2 months.