WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE IN MY SHOES (OR IF THIS WERE YOUR SON/DAUGHTER)?
This is one of the best questions you can ask your doctor. It asks them to consider not only the scoliosis, but how the scoliosis and the treatment might affect your life and your future. Will this really be the best approach for you? Would he or she feel comfortable living with the long-term side effects of the treatment, or of doing nothing? This question also helps provide you with insight into your doctor’s level of empathy. If they can do a good job of placing themselves in your shoes and understanding what is important to you, they will most likely be able to provide you with the advice that is most appropriate for your specific situation.