My son was diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 5, a 35 degree curve, 3 curves 2 slight ones at neck and lower back, and a sharp curve at middle of back near heart and lungs causing disfigured ribs. He was then diagnosed with NF 1 a year after that. Now its been 2 years and the middle curve in his spine is progressing 3% a year the other 2 curves are stable. He wears a Milwaukee Brace 23 hours a day and we take him to a chiropractor to help build muscle strength 3 times a week. We went for orthopedic app today and they said at our next app they will be talking surgery options he is only 7 years old, can anyone give me advice insight encouragement, anything. We don't want to operate.