Many young people live with scoliosis and don't need aggressive treatment because their spine curvature is mild or doesn't cause serious back pain. However, an evaluation and treatment become necessary when postural abnormalities, pain, or breathing problems develop. Duke pediatric spine surgeons offer the full range of nonsurgical options and the latest advances in growth-friendly spine surgeries, including vertebral body tethering. We tailor our treatment recommendations to your child's unique anatomy and health needs.