What Is Mild Scoliosis? What is mild scoliosis anyway? Scoliosis has been called and categorized into many different things over the centuries, but most people in today’s health care area simply boil it down into one of three descriptions: Mild Scoliosis (for which no scoliosis treatment is provided by most Orthopedic doctors), Moderate Scoliosis (for which back braces are often prescribed), and Severe Scoliosis (for which most Orthopedic surgeons recommend spinal scoliosis surgery on the basis of cosmetic improvement and halting further progression). While the moderate and severe scoliosis categories garner the majority of the attention, and rightfully so, the mild curvature of the spine casesmake up approximately 80%of the idiopathic adolescent scoliosis casesin the world and that alone warrants at least a blog post or two on the topic. One thing that all moderate or severe scoliosis of the spine caseshave in common is that they all started out as mild scoliosis spine cases. I know it seemsrather obvious and trivial, but the discussion becomesmuch more significant and interesting once we shift our attention to how we can prevent mild curvature of the spine casesfrom progressing into moderate to severe scoliosis spine cases. Genetic pre-disposition seemsto be a very important role in the early stage development of curved spines, but the bio-mechanical environmental factors are clearly an important “driver” of scoliosis curve progression during growth and later in adulthood, so what if we could identify the most “genetically at risk” patients with curvature of the spine and focus treatment not solely on the spinal curvature, but at the elimination and reduction of the environmental risk factors that serve as the driving engine behind much of the adolescent growth curve progression or the slow and steady 1-3 degree per year adult scoliosis progression seen my many as they grow older. This is precisely the aim of the Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention effort that is now underway among many physical medicine specialist whom are desperately trying to find better alternative scoliosis treatments for the patients for today and the future. About the Author: Treating Scoliosis.com offers alternatives to scoliosis surgery when treating scoliosis of the spine in adults and children. Visit http://www.treatingscoliosis.com for more information on non-invasive scoliosis treatment plans.