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  Oct 10, 2018

Scoliosis Prognosis

The prognosis of scoliosis can vary immensely, according to the degree of the spinal deformity. Upon initial diagnosis in childhood, it is difficult to predict the future growth of the spine as the child grows and the expected deformity cannot be known with certainty.

However, there are some indicative factors that can help to speculate the prognosis of the condition for the individual. Thoracic spine anomalies and multiple fully segmented hemivertebrae have a tendency to progress more.

The majority of the spinal growth occurs in the first five years of life and in the adolescent growth spurt just before puberty. These two time periods, therefore, are the most critical times and the spinal growth of children with scoliosis in these age groups should be monitored closely. If interventions are made to promote healthy spinal growth and reduce curvature, the prognosis is usually improved.

Mild Scoliosis

A curve of fewer than 20 degrees can be described as mild scoliosis. The prognosis for this condition is positive and most individuals with the form of the condition do not require and specific treatment.

Instead, they should be monitored for signs of worsening of the condition, particularly as children grow to prevent the degree