Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
Your pediatric spine surgeon will probably want to see your child every four to six months and have new front- and side-view X-rays made. They will then measure the curves and compare them with the previously made films. The doctor will probably continue to observe your child's curves as long as there is no drastic increase in the size of the curve. In some rare cases, the curve improves or even resolves (as in infantile scoliosis). If your pediatric spine surgeon documents progression of the curve, though, a different form of treatment will need to be instituted. He/she will probably want to obtain bending radiographs of the spine to assess flexibility and help determine the next course of treatment.