Scoliosis

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Scoliosis

 

 

  

 
Scoliosis is more often seen in...

…girls.

Because spinal bones continue to grow well into the early 20s, if left uncorrected, scoliosis often worsens.

Traditional approaches attempt to correct the problem by immobilizing the spine with braces.

Unfortunately, the most common treatment approach has been to wait and see how bad it gets, resorting to unsightly braces, or eventually surgery, if it progresses too far.

 
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The chiropractic approach is to use specific spinal adjustments, often combined with corrective exercises. If detected early enough, chiropractic doctors have had excellent success with scoliosis cases.

Early detection and chiropractic correction is important for optimum results. Do you know someone who could benefit from a chiropractic examination?

 
What is scoliosis?

It is thought that scoliosis is the result of a hereditary problem or an adaptation to some type of trauma, such as the birth process, or an injury, such as falling off a bicycle. It usually starts with problems in the lower back.

 

 

 

· REFERENCES ·

 

Rothman, R., M.D., Simone, M.D., The Spine, 3rd edition W.B. Saunders Company, 1992.

Bradford, D., M.D., Lonstein, M.D., Textbook of Scoliosis and Other Spinal Deformities, 3rd edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 1994.

Kein, H., The Adolescent Spine, 2nd edition, Springer-Verlag, 1982.

Cailliet, Rene, M.D., Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management, F.A. Davis, 1975.

Dingle, R.V., (ed.), The CIBA Collection of Medical Illustrations; Vol. 8, Musculoskeletal System; Part II Developments/Disorder, Tumors, Rheumatic Disease, and Replacement, Summit, NJ, CIBA-Geig Corp:31-36, 1990.

Sallahian, C., Reduction of a Scoliosis in an Adult Male Utilizing Specific Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation: A Case Report, Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation, Vol. 7, No. 2, July, 1991.

Cox, J., Low Back Pain, Diagnosis and Treatment, 4th edition, Williams and Wilkins, 1985.

Plaugher, G., D.C., Lopes, M., D.C., Textbook of Clinical Chiropractic, Williams and Wilkins, 1993.

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