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Improvement in a Patient with Scoliosis Undergoing Chiropractic Care:  A Case Study  

Boris Nektalov D.C. Bio 


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 31-37 




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 thoracic scoliosis, a right 13 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.


Key words: scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, chiropractic, CBP mirror image, traction, subluxation, exercise and rehabilitation

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