Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of a patient with scoliosis and reduced cervical curve.
Clinical Features: A 21 year old female presented with a left 14„a thoracic scoliosis, a right 13„a lumbar scoliosis and reduced cervical curve. She also complained of back pain.
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient was managed utilizing Diversified adjusting protocol. In addition, Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) mirror image re-education and traction techniques were utilized on every visit along with postural exercises. After three months of care, re-examination and radiographs revealed improvement of postural, structural and functional goals.
Conclusion: Chiropractic care with CBP methods showed a reduction in structural and postural alteration of a patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Further investigative studies need to be conducted using chiropractic care with CBP and related chiropractic methods.
Author Keywords: scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, chiropractic, CBP mirror image, traction, subluxation, exercise and rehabilitation
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