After operating a TAMARS clinic for several years the conclusion is that scoliosis is, in most cases very treatable without surgery. We have had very good results, and the sooner we get the patient the easier the scoliosis is to fix.
A very common cause of the scoliosis appears to be a fall on the bottom - falling on ice or off a trampoline are regular culprits. This compresses the spine and the spine then gradually twists. If the fall happens at a young age then, with growth, the scoliosis increases in severity. Other symtoms that regularly occur are low back pain, shoulder pain, headaches etc.
The TAMARS treatment frees up the spine and removes the twists, sometimes very spectacularly.
Ray