An immense number of therapies exist for the treatment of scoliosis, and the specific course of a patient varies greatly with the degree to which the condition presents. Mild to moderate cases typically can be resolved without invasive surgical procedures, but more severe cases may require it. Some of these non-surgical treatments include:
- Bracing, one of the oldest and most effective non-surgical treatments for scoliosis
- The Schroth Method, of which breathing is key. The goal of this practice is to slow the progression of scoliosis by keeping it in a more neutral position
- Physical Therapy, massage, and specialized stretches
- Core strengthening exercises
- Passive therapies such as manual therapy, electrostimulation, myofascial release, ultrasound, heat, and ice
- Pain Management with NSAIDs, steroids, or nerve ablation
In patients for which conservative treatments are ineffective, several surgical options also exist.