Have you tried chiropractic medicine? Any type of surgery is a risk, especially spine related. Chiropractic is natural, non-evasive and very, very effective in treating scoliosis. Find a good chiropractor in your area before commiting to surgery. Chiropractors generally do scoliosis screenings on children. It works! Please try it before using surgery as an option. You may be surprised at what it can do for your son. If you have questions, please contact me.