Frequently Asked Questions
I have been diagnosed with scoliosis and told to 'wait and see'. What should I do?
If you are concerned about the diagnosis given to you, or the recommendation of treatment you should seek a second opinion from a qualified scoliosis clinician. Contact us at ScoliCare on 1300 883 884
What is the best treatment for scoliosis?
The treatment recommended for scoliosis will vary with the individual patient. Their individual situation, the severity and location of the curve, their age and potential for further growth will all contribute to finding the right treatment for them.
If I have scoliosis, will my children have it?
Scoliosis is considered a partially genetic condition. With this in mind, it is important to have children screened regularly if you have a family history of scoliosis especially during their growth spurts (10 to 15 years old).
Why didn't we recognise the scoliosis sooner?
Scoliosis curves can worsen very quickly particularly during pre-adolescence. You may not have taken your child to see your doctor at this time of growth.
Can exercise fix my scoliosis?
There is no scientifically-proven exercise therapy that will reduce a scoliosis or prevent a curve from progressing. However there are special exercise and rehabilitation programs which have been designed to address the scoliosis curve and these have shown to be very effective in certain cases.