Scoliosis is a spinal disorder where the spine is bent sideways. Actually any degree of spinal deviation sideways should be considered pathological, but it has been assumed that 10 degree bent is needed for the diagnosis. Usually when the scoliosis progresses as it often does in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, orthopedic surgeons usually recommend surgery at 50 degrees.
As a chiropractor I treat many patients with idiopathic scoliosis and have therefore read many research papers and have found no medical evidence to support the need for scoliosis surgery at 50 degrees. On the contrary, I have actually found evidence to support that people are just doing fine with curves up to 90 and 100 degrees and are as healthy as the general fellow man.
To share the experience and knowledge about scoliosis with other patients as well as chiropractors and other therapists I started ‘No Surgery Scoliosis Forum’ at FixScoliosis.com. This has been received very well by the scoliosis community that are looking for alternative treatment solutions to their scoliosis problems. The forum is full of valuable information, so please, do check it out and join the conversations there.