Though scoliosis cannot be completely corrected, Braces for the spine help in preventing the progression of scoliosis. If with time the Scoliosis worsens a surgery is advised to correct the curvature.
Spinal Fusion is the most common surgical procedure performed to prevent scoliosis from worsening. Spinal fusion is a major surgical procedure which is performed under the influence of general anesthesia. During spinal fusion the bones of the spine or vertebrae are fused with the help of metal rods, screws, and wires. Sometimes a bone or a bone like material is also placed between the vertebrae during the spinal fusion process.