I've been thinking the same thing lately, since we are heading toward the surgery route, we have been finding an awful lot of people that have Scoliosis. In addition, they have had the surgery or wore a brace when younger. I keep finding it very odd if it's only 2-3% -- then at least 1/2 of them are in the Chicagoland area. Are you in the Chicagoland area?
I was thinking the other day about it I counted at least 10 people we knew who had scoliosis that we know just in our every day lives. There are probably more that have it but we aren't aware of it. Some of the ones I found out about, I was not aware they had the surgeries until they told me. DD also found out recently that another girl at her school is going to have to have a spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis.
Mom to DD (15) with S 48*+ curve
Had her surgery March 9, 2009