Non-surgical treatment for scoliosis is generally a back brace. It is used for children whose spinal curves will probably get worse and who are still growing. After you are grown, a back brace cannot help correct the curvature of your spine.
Scoliosis surgery is used for children who have very severe curves. The doctors will fuse the spine together into a single piece of bone, removing the curve.
Your child's doctor will talk with you about the correct care for their scoliosis.