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What happens if scoliosis goes untreated?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

There are different types of scoliosis.
Some will almost always worsen. Others are at risk to worsen while a person is young, but are more stable when the skeleton is mature (adult). Even then, there can be slow progression if the curve is moderate at maturity. Mild curves may not worsen at all. Consult with a scoliosis specialist about your curve (if you have scoliosis).

In brief: Depends

There are different types of scoliosis.
Some will almost always worsen. Others are at risk to worsen while a person is young, but are more stable when the skeleton is mature (adult). Even then, there can be slow progression if the curve is moderate at maturity. Mild curves may not worsen at all. Consult with a scoliosis specialist about your curve (if you have scoliosis).
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Depends on severity

Small curves stay small big curves getbigger sometimes also depends on how much growth have left big curves in young can get bigger smal ccurves inolder kids stay the same.
Usually is not painful.

In brief: Depends on severity

Small curves stay small big curves getbigger sometimes also depends on how much growth have left big curves in young can get bigger smal ccurves inolder kids stay the same.
Usually is not painful.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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