Highlights Clinical Research by ScoliSMART

93% of patients didn’t reach the surgical threshold. The average improvement was 9-15 degrees

51.7% of patients achieved curve correction and 38.3% achieved stabilization. In the curve correction group, average total correction was 12.75°

Chiropractic Rehabilitation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: End-of-Growth and Skeletal Maturity Results

Scoliosis Research

2 hours of ScoliSMART Activity Suit as effective as full-time back braces

AIS patients were able to prevent their curves from progressing during growth, while those participating in an observation-only strategy saw their curves progress to beyond threshold where rigid brace prescription is recommended

Early Intervention versus Standard of Care for Mild Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Case-Controlled Series Based on Sosort Criteria Evaluating the Impact of a Scoliosis Activity Suit

Scoliosis Research

18 month follow up of adults with the ScoliSMART Activity Suit

79% of patients achieved a curve correction of an average between 10-12 degrees

Pain and Radiographic Outcomes in Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Using a Scoliosis Activity Suit: An 18-Month Case Controlled Chart Review

Scoliosis Research

Follow up study of adults with spinal fusion using the ScoliSMART Activity Suit

The spinal fusion group achieved significant improvements in Cobb angle, pain scores, and quality of life rating after 6 months.

Clinical outcomes of a scoliosis activity suit worn by patients with chronic post-fusion pain: 6-month case-controlled results.

Scoliosis Research

14 or more genetic variants increase risk of severe scoliosis progression by 33%

79% of patients achieved a curve correction of an average between 10-12 degrees

Pain and Radiographic Outcomes in Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Using a Scoliosis Activity Suit: An 18-Month Case Controlled Chart Review

Scoliosis Research

Among patients initiating a combined approach, 81% of patients achieved an average improvement of 9.4 degrees, while 19% remained stable until skeletal maturity. None of the patients progressed

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Plus Nighttime Bracing for Progressive Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Case-Controlled Series

Scoliosis Research

Estrogen genetic variant linked to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Patients with idiopathic scoliosis had a significantly higher number of genetic variants compared to non-scoliosis patients. Scoliosis patients whose curves exceeded the surgical threshold of 50 degrees had a significantly higher number of genetic variants compared to those below 50 degrees.

Functional genomic variant patterns in Caucasian patients diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis: a controlled, observational study

Scoliosis Research

Abnormal neurotransmitter patterns linked to curve progression

Patients with progressive idiopathic scoliosis showed significantly different neurotransmitter levels compared to mild scoliosis and those without scoliosis.

Association between Urinary Neurotransmitter Status and Scoliosis Progression: A Case-Controlled Series

Scoliosis Research

Nutrient therapies improve treatment outcomes

Patients participating in a neurotransmitter rebalancing program along with scoliosis-specific exercises sustained 3 times as much Cobb angle correction as compared to those only doing scoliosis-specific exercises.

Can Neurotransmitter Status Affect the Results of Exercise-Based Scoliosis Treatment? Results of a Controlled Comparative Chart Review

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MTHFR genetic variant linked to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Patients with idiopathic scoliosis were 2-3 times more likely to have a single or double MTHFR gene variant compared to non-scoliosis patients.

Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Gene Mutations in Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Clinical Chart Review

Original clinical research studies

Scoliosis Research

Chiropractic Rehabilitation of a Scoliosis Family: Results from a 9-Year Follow-Up

Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2016; 05(01):29-35

Scoliosis Research

Changes in Urinary Bone Resorption Marker after Taking a Combination Nutrient Formula in Adults with Scoliosis: A Retrospective, Open-Label, Case-Controlled Series

Open Journal of Internal Medicine 2015; 06(01):6-10

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Controlled-Release Curcumin for the Treatment of Pain Related to Adult Degenerative Scoliosis: A Retrospective, Open-Label, Case-Controlled Series

Journal of Pain & Relief 2014; 04(04)

Scoliosis Research

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

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2015 Oct;19(4):592-6.

Scoliosis Research

Clinical Evaluation of the Ability of a Proprietary Scoliosis Traction Chair to De-Rotate the Spine: 6-month Results of Cobb Angle and Rotational Measurements

Clinics and Practice 2014; 4:642

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Outcome observations in patients using a scoliosis activity suit: A retrospective chart review after one-year follow-up.

Journal of Scoliosis Rehabilitation 2013; Oct 4: 1-10

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Outcomes for adult scoliosis patients receiving chiropractic rehabilitation: A 24-month retrospective analysis

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2011; 10(3):179-84

Scoliosis Research

The Relationship Between Cervical Kyphosis and Idiopathic Scoliosis

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2008; Oct 13: 1-4

Scoliosis Research

Radiographic disk height increase after a trial of multimodal spine rehabilitation and vibration traction: a retrospective case series

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008; 7(4):140-5

Scoliosis Research

Improvement in Forward Head Posture, Cervical Lordosis, and Pulmonary Function with Chiropractic Care, Anterior Head Weighting and Whole Body Vibration: A Retrospective Study

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health 2009; Oct 12: 1-7

Scoliosis Research

Scoliosis treatment using a combination of manipulative and rehabilitative therapy: A retrospective case series

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2004; 5(1):32

Scoliosis Research

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

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2007; Jul 9: 1-7

Scoliosis Research

Outcomes for adult scoliosis patients receiving chiropractic rehabilitation: A 24-month retrospective analysis

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2011; 10(3):179-84

Unique Case Reports

Scoliosis Research

Resolution of Amenorrhea and Chronic Constipation in an Adult Patient with Idiopathic Scoliosis Wearing a Scoliosis Activity Suit for 6 Months: A Case Report

Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2017; 06(02):76-84

Scoliosis Research

Radiographic, Pain, and Functional Outcomes in an Adult Post-Fusion Patient Using a Scoliosis Activity Suit: Comparative Results after 8 Months

International Journal of Clinical Medicine 2015; 07(04):265-269

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Four-Year Follow-Up of a Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Rehabilitation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health 2011; May 16: 54-58

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

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2010 Jun;9(2):77-83.

Scoliosis Research

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

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2007; 6(2):83-4

Scoliosis Research

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

Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006; 14(1):1

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Improvement of lower extremity electrodiagnostic findings following a trial of spinal manipulation and motion-based therapy

Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006; 14(1):20

Position Papers, Commentaries, and Literature Reviews

Scoliosis Research

Chiropractic Treatments for Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Narrative Review Based on SOSORT Outcome Criteria

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2017 Mar;16(1):64-71.

Scoliosis Research

Neurotransmitter status and idiopathic scoliosis: A commentary on pathways, testing, clinical utility, and treatment

Current Pediatric Research 2016; 20: 16-19

Scoliosis Research

A Functional Explanation for a Proprietary External Head Weighting Device: A Commentary on Proposed Neurophysiological Mechanisms

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research 2013; Oct 28: 73-76

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Tissue-specific Characteristics and Requirements for Long-Term Scoliosis Rehabilitation: An ICSB Position Paper

Journal of Scoliosis Rehabilitation 2013; Jun 27: 1-11

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Cobbs Angle in Scoliosis Gold Standard or Golden Calf? A Commentary on Scoliosis Outcome Assessments

J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health  2010; Jan 19: 6-10

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

Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005; 13(1):16

Society Presentations and Abstracts

Scoliosis Research

A long-lever spinal orthosis for idiopathic scoliosis: corrective potential in 10 patients

Scoliosis 2013;  8(Suppl 2):O53

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Neurotransmitter patterns in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)

Scoliosis 2013; 8(Suppl 2):O1

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Manipulation under anesthesia for adult scoliosis pain: case series with 1-year follow-up

Scoliosis 2013; 8(Suppl 2)

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Cobb angle outcomes for adults scoliosis patients receiving a multimodal neuromuscular re-education based treatment: 18-27 month follow-up

Scoliosis 2010; 5(Suppl 1)

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Dr. Clayton J Stitzel

Dr. Clayton J. Stitzel

PENNSYLVANIA
Dr. Mark Morningstar

Dr. Mark Morningstar

MICHIGAN
Dr. Brian T Dovorany

Dr. Brian T. Dovorany

CALIFORNIA (Opening Soon)
Dr. Aatif Siddiqui

Dr. Aatif Siddiqui

NEW YORK