Priority 12 from the Scoliosis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How is scoliosis affected by hormonal changes in women (puberty, pregnancy and the menopause) and does this have implications for treatment using HRT?  (JLA PSP Priority 12)
Overall ranking 12
JLA question ID 0059/12
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Previous related research studies - 

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Musculoskeletal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples There appears to be links that hormonal changes in women can trigger Scoliosis. Prove. Also can hormone therapies help lessen or stop a progressive curve? ~ Would coming off HRT and less physical work contribute to the worsening of the scoliosis (which may well have been there in a much lesser degree before it became very obvious)? ~ What effect can pregnancy have on an otherwise stable case of mild scoliosis?
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0059
PSP name Scoliosis
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 54  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the PSP final report held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 4 November 2017