My daughter will be 15 in December, she was just diagnosed with a 48 degree curve. I have been to a chiropractor and a surgeon. The chiropractor can't wait to start treating her (at $65.00) a session. The surgeon said lets wait and see if her curve progresses, if it progresses 5 degrees we will talk about surgery (we are waiting 6 months) He feels it is too late for any brace.

She has little or no pain, but has been very active with swim team all summer and it has just started up again, she is little 5'4 1/2 and only weighs 98 lbs. Her biggest complaint is that her figure is uneven. She has an hour glass figure on one side and straight on the other, I think with every degree it gets more and more obvious. She is also starting to show a slight bulge on one side where the muscles protrude on her back.

The question is, if it progresses 5 degrees won't that start to hurt her organs and breathing, I don't want to wait until this progresses to the point where she needs surgery and I have to wait because of insurance issues. I'm really at a loss and frightened. Any advice anyone can give? Maybe even, if you had to do it over, what would you have done differently? I am in the Atlanta Area any doctor that you might recommend?

Thank you, I'm so glad I found you all