Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Improvement of Scoliosis!

Scoliosis seen in childhood that is allowed to progress into adulthood has been shown to lead to cardiovascular disease, respiratory failure, back pain,  spinal degeneration, disability, emotional impairments and a decreased quality of life.  Approximately 2-4% of children ages 10-16 have scoliotic curves left unattended.  Traditional, conservative methods for treating scoliosis includes braces, and spinal exercises.  Severe treatment includes surgery with rod placement around the spine.

A long-term study followed adolescents with scoliosis whose curves were in 2 categories; a 7-10 degree scoliotic curve or at least an 11 degree curve or worse.  In this particular study, all patients were receiving chiropractic care for over one year.  The researchers who conducted the study found improvements of 48-62% of their curvatures.  Meaning, patients with 7-10 degree curves found a 62.1% improvement of those scoliotic curves! All because of gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments to the neck and spine.

Chiropractic care can not only improve scoliosis but prevent progression of it!

Harden J, Jaszewski E, Galano J. Reducation and maintenance of scoliotic and sub-scoliotic curvatures: A follow-up study on children with idopathic scoliosis undergoing subluxation correction with Pierce Results System. J Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health. 2017;2017(1):16-23.

Dr. Nicholas J. Knutson



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Charlotte, NC 28214

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