Priority 5 from the Scoliosis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How likely is scoliosis to get worse over time, either with or without treatment? Should people be monitored?  (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0059/5
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Previous related research studies - 

A. Grauers, E. Einarsdottir and P. Gerdhem (2016) Genetics and pathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis, Grauers et al. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 11:45

Health Research Classification System category Musculoskeletal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How quickly will a scoliosis progress in a wheelchair dependent child? ~ On children with positional scoliosis (ie. Still correctable with physio) what are the prognosis for adulthood?  ~ What actually happens to an adult if they are not operated on for worsening scoliosis when there is intermittent but not chronic pain? ~ Is there (should there be?) a programme to monitor adults who were diagnosed as children /teenagers to check if the curve has worsened? Eg scans every 5 years. And if there was, what treatment would there be for these adults (like myself). 
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