Hi wanted to drop a little note in here for anyone that has untreated there scoliosis. I am now 22 and still have not had the surgery. I meet with a nurse pratictioner monthly and she moniters my scoliosis. She recommends accupressure along the spine to help relaease any muscle tention along the spine. This help a great deal if you have a partner that can do this for you daily. Another thing that I have is called a ABDOER (you've probably seen this on a infomercial) but this really helps. You streghthen you abbs along with you spine collum. I've only been doing this for a week now and I've already feel better. Who knows if I will ever have to do the surgery but strong abbs and back muscles help stop the curveture. I hope this is an encouragement to anyone that feels pressure about the surgery.