Do Chiropractors Help With Scoliosis?

Here is a case report that shows that chiropractic care for a 12 year old girl with scoliosis was successful with 6 months of treatment in reducing her spinal curves.

The conclusion of this paper states, “Early chiropractic intervention is recommended in AIS, in view of the fact that scoliosis is at an increased risk of deteriorating in growing children. While limited, chiropractic appears to play a role in the adjustment and monitoring of early stage scoliosis primarily since the medical community does not offer any treatment for a mild scoliosis.”

Bridging the gap between observation and brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Chu, Eric. (2017).
Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
. 6. 447-9. 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_52_17.

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains the most common and potentially severe form of scoliosis during the rapid growth period. It is generally accepted that AIS is a multifactorial disease controlled by genetic, hormonal, neuromuscular, and environmental factors. Herein, we describe a case of 12-year-old scoliotic girl with a double curve of initially 26° thoracic and 23° lumbar, seeking chiropractic care. The therapy was provided three times/twice a week for 6 months. Adjustments of the spine through chiropractic, both soreness and mobility, were shown to improve. A total correction in Cobb angle of 6° (23%) in the thoracic curve and 7° (30%) in the lumbar curve was illustrated on consequent radiographs. This case highlights the advantage of chiropractic adjustment of early scoliosis primarily because the medical community does not offer any treatment for such a mild scoliosis. Further, randomized trial is warranted to support this viability for AIS.

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