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ID 22739
  Title Curve improvement in a patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis following chiropractic care: A case report [case report]
URL https://www.vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2017/09/10/curve-improvement-in-a-patient-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-following-chiropractic-care-a-case-report/
Journal J Pediatr Matern & Fam Health - Chiropr. 2012 Summer;2012(3):Online access only p 77-80
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Publication Type Case Report
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Objective:  To report thoracolumbar scoliosis improvement in an 11-year-old female receiving diversified adjustments and gravity assisted traction.

Clinical Features:  The patient was an 11-year-old female with a scoliosis that was undetected at a routine school screening.  Objective findings indicated vertebral subluxation and scoliotic curvature through palpation, leg length inequality, thermal scans, and radiographs.  She had a 22 degree thoracolumbar curvature obtained using the Cobb method and positive orthopedic tests.

Intervention and outcomes:  She was treated with diversified chiropractic adjustments and gravity assisted traction on a weekly basis to total 31 visits over a three month period. Subsequent thermal scans reveal a decrease in paraspinal skin temperature and follow-up radiographs revealed a three degree reduction in the Cobb measurement.

Conclusions:  A case of an 11-year-old female with scoliosis is presented.  After 31 visits, a Cobb angle reduction of three degrees was achieved.  Further investigation into the relationship between chiropractic adjustments and traction procedures is warranted.  A long-term follow-up with the presenting patient is also desirable. 

Author Keywords: Scoliosis, Chiropractic, Posture, Cobb angle, Traction, Diversified

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