If a child develops scoliosis it is most likely that the doctor you see will want to monitor the curve. This will require a visit every four to six months so that they can see how the curve is progressing. They may require x-rays periodically in order to determine the severity of the curve and whether or not it is straightening out on its own or if medical intervention may be necessary.
In very few cases surgery will be required in order to straighten out the curve. In the majority of cases, the curve will correct itself on its own over time. Treatment is not often even needed in most cases. If the curve is not showing signs of correcting itself or if it is getting worse, physical therapy is often the first course of action. This will typically work and the symptoms of scoliosis will soon disappear.