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ScoliSMART for Adults

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end-of-growth and skeletal maturity results

End-of-growth and skeletal maturity results

The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiographic outcomes obtained in a sample of patients treated with a chiroprac- tic scoliosis-specific exercise program for patients with adolescent idiopathic scolio- sis. Patients were treated and subsequently followed through skeletal maturity, and their results were reported in accordance with the SOSORT Consensus Guidelines.

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long lever orthosis

ScoliSMART™ Exercises

While wearing a specialized long-lever orthosis system, patients saw their Cobb angles and thoracic rotation decrease.

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ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit

ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit

Outcome observations in patients using a ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit: A retrospective chart review after one-year follow-up.

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ScoliSMART™ BootCamp

Results of chiropractic scoliosis rehabilitation treatment at two years post-skeletal maturity in identical female twins

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9 year follow up

9 Year Follow-up

This study reports on 3 patients who sought non-bracing, exercise-based chiropractic rehabilitation for their scoliosis

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reflex control and posture

Chiropractic & Osteopathy

Reflex control of the spine and posture: a review of the literature from a chiropractic perspective

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cervical kyphosis

Kyphosis & Scoliosis

To address the relationship between cervical kyphosis and idiopathic scoliosis in 46 scoliosis patients

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integrative treatment

Integrative Treatment

Using Chiropractic and Conventional Techniques for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Outcomes in Four Patients

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forward head posture

Cobb's Angle

Discussion on why Cobb's angle should not be the Gold Standard for radiographic evaluation of scoliosis.

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neurotransmitter pattens

Neurotransmitter Patterns

Studied of patients to observe and analyze any patterns of imbalance in neurotransmitter status in patients with AIS

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4 year follow up

Four-Year Follow-up

Report on the care of a 14 year old female patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis over four years

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original scoliosis research

Original Research

Improving Forward Head Posture with Chiropractic Care, Anterior Head Weighting and Whole Body Vibration

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spinal manipulation

Spinal Manipulation

Combined with anterior headweighting for the correction of forward head posture and cervical hypolordosis

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3 year follow up

Scoliosis 3 Year Follow-up

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment using the Pettibon corrective procedures: a case report

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industry research

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment

Possible benefits of using Pettibon corrective procedures to reduce the curvature associated with idiopathic scoliosis.

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adult scoliosis

Adult Scoliosis Patients

A 24-month retrospective analysis of adult scoliosis patients receiving chiropractic rehabilitation.

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manipulation under ansesthesia

Degenerative Scoliosis

Management of a 59-year-old female patient with adult degenerative scoliosis using manipulation under anesthesia

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bite line deviation

Bite Line Deviation

impact of inconsistent bite line positioning during pre and post lateral cervical radiographic examinations

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musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Combining spinal manipulation, positional traction, and neuromuscular reeducation in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.

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head weighting system

Head Weighting

Scoliosis treatment using spinal manipulation and the Pettibon Weighting System™: a summary of 3 atypical presentations

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anesthesia follow up

Under Anesthesia

In our follow up, all 14 patients reported statistically significant outcomes on both the QVAS and the FRI

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scolismart research file

External Head Weighting

A patient is fitted with a headweight device on the anterior aspect of the head, activating the muscle stretch reflex immediately.

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international chiropractic scoliosis board

Long-Term Scoliosis Rehabilitation

Short term treatments may create plastic deformation forces that may be detrimental to long term outcomes.

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cobb angle outcomes adults

Cobb Angle Outcomes for Adults

Only 5% of all cases did not receive a therapeutic benefit at the conclusion of treatment

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Scoliosis Traction Chair

Clinical evaluation of the ability of a proprietary scoliosis traction chair to de-rotate the spine

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bone density test

Urinary Bone Resorption

Bone mineral density is very often compromised in patients with scoliosis

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bone density test

Adult Post-Fusion

Radiographic, Pain, and Functional Outcomes in Adult Scoliosis Activity Suit

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The following links allow you to better understand the scoliosis condition and help in your search for a scoliosis treatment program.

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways curve in the spine of greater than 10 degrees when viewed from front to back and is diagnosed by an x-ray. Spinal curvature is a complex three dimensional condition that causes twisting of the ribcage as well as flattening of normally curved side view of the spine.

What Causes Scoliosis? While the actual cause of scoliosis is unknown, it is believed that certain genetic and environmental factors contribute to the beginnings and progression of this spinal condition that affects 3-5% of the population.

Scoliosis Information for Adults and Children In most cases, scoliosis will present itself in the adolescent years - starting out as a mild curve that in time, may or may not progress into a more severe curvature. However, sometimes adults can begin to display the beginning stages of scoliosis due to environmental reasons - like repetitive motions, poor posture, and bone density loss.

Scoliosis Treatment Recommendations The treatment options for scoliosis patients has until recently, been limited to watching and waiting (in the early stages of the condition), and if the curvature progresses above twenty five degrees, then bracing was recommended - if the curvature progressed past forty degrees, then spinal surgery was frequently recommended.

Scoliosis Braces In an attempt to prevent further curve progression, there have been many forms of braces that have been developed over the years. These braces range from soft to rigid, covering part or all of the torso, and must be worn for up to twenty three hours per day. The long-term effectiveness of bracing has not been shown to prevent further progression, or aid in restoring spinal stability or increased flexibility.

Is Scoliosis Surgery Dangerous? Multiple level spinal fusions are the most invasive orthopedic procedure performed. These surgeries often take 6-8 hours to perform with a 55% failure rate with in 15-20 years post operation. Although some correction will occur the spine is then fused and will not bend or twist normally which limits movement. Many patients experience pain and disability in later life following spinal fusion.

Scoliosis and Nutrition New research is showing that nutrition is one of the environmental factors that may contribute to the progression of scoliosis. Nutrients such as selenium, melatonin, and others, have symbiotic effects in patients with scoliosis.

Scoliosis Progression 1 in 4 children with scoliosis are at risk of developing moderate to severe spinal deformity. 70% of all scoliosis progression occurs during a short 3 year pubertal growth phase. Certain types of scoliosis continue to progress into adulthood at a slower pace.

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