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Mark W. Morningstar, Brian Dovorany, Clayton J. Stitzel & Aatif Siddiqui

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ September 21, 2017 ~ Pages 162-168


The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiographic outcomes obtained in a sample of patients treated with a chiropractic scoliosis-specific exercise program for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Patients were treated and subsequently followed through skeletal maturity, and their results were reported in accordance with the SOSORT Consensus Guidelines. A total of 60 patient charts were consecutively selected when they met inclusion criteria. Cobb angle measurements and Risser staging were collected on all images. Using SOSORT criteria, 51.7% of patients achieved curve correction and 38.3% achieved stabilization. In the curve correction group, average total correction was 12.75°. A small number of sampled patients’ curves progressed, with a 13% failure rate based upon patients who dropped out before skeletal maturity combined with those who had progressed at skeletal maturity. Future studies are needed to corroborate these observations.

Key words: Chiropractic, rehabilitation, scoliosis, spine

Original publication 

Mark W. Morningstar, Brian Dovorany, Clayton J. Stitzel and Aatif Siddiqui – Chiropractic Rehabilitation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: End-of-Growth and Skeletal Maturity Results. Clin Pract. 2017 Jan 11; 7(1): 911. DOI: This article is provided under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( No changes were made to the original content.

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