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