Chiropractic care can help relieve a variety of different health problems, culminating in an improved well-being following consistent intervention. That being said, could chiropractic care even extend its relief efforts to young people suffering from scoliosis?
A 2008 report of one case describes the possible effect of chiropractic maintenance therapy on both back discomfort and curve continuation in an at-risk, skeletally-incongruent patient afflicted with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
The report involved a 15-year-old girl who had endured right thoracic scoliosis for a total of four years. Even after receiving rehabilitation continually, as well as a brace treatment during her following four years of life, her thoracic spine curvature showed no sign of discontinuing. Her Cobb angle reached 46 degrees and surgery was a viable prevention method for substantial deformity prevention, which is sometimes teamed up with cardiopulmonary problems.
The young teen was administered spinal manipulation twice each week for a six-week period to start, though this rate was gradually lessened over time. Following a full 18 months of chiropractic care, administered radiographs and examinations showed that the girl’s Cobb angle showed a 16-degree improvement. Also, her lower backache was assuaged and there was a significant improvement in defecation occurrences (which were previously becoming an issue).
In conclusion, chiropractic therapy was linked with a decrease in the severity of curvature seen in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, at least in this case. Considering that more than six months of prototypical medical treatment had failed to bring such results prior to the girl’s move to chiropractic, this is good news yielded. Furthermore, this report indicates that severe and progressive scoliosis cases could find relief through chiropractic care involving spinal manipulation, which could ultimately lower the necessity for surgery, at least in certain cases.
Fortunately for adolescents who may be suffering from scoliosis, The Joint …the chiropractic place doesn’t offer have appointments or hidden fees– but it does have total relief! As your nearby chiropractor, The Joint is conveniently located and is ready to offer you reasonable chiropractic services most days, no matter your age! So come on in to find out for yourself why The Joint is making it easier than ever to put your chiropractic health first– you’ll be glad you did.
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