An important one is the conservative three-dimensional Schroth method consisting of curve-specific exercises and corrective breathing techniques. The purpose of these exercises is to derotate, deflex and to correct the spine in the sagittal plane while elongating the spine. The corrected head alignment is not yet achieved but correction of the sagittal profil is already visible.
He has a positive family history of scoliosis with his older brother having a spinal fusion. I had a discussion with Andrew and his parents about non operative treatment of scoliosis. I recommended both bracing and Schroth physical therapy.
He started this right away.
We discussed various brace options and he and his family opted for a Rigo-Cheneau brace. Andrew was a super star with the bracing and Schroth and was very compliant. He even wrote a speech for his middle school graduation about his experience. He had several visits with our orthotist John Tunney to optimize curve correction.
After five years of bracing and schroth, Andrew and his family decided to move forward with surgery. Based on his curve size, location, and flexibility, we moved forward with a selective thoracic posterior spinal fusion.
At the one year anniversary of his surgery, review of his x-rays shows a near-complete correction of his curve. I am thrilled about how Andrew has done. Andrew has returned to full physical activity and is going to have a very active summer away in Patagonia.Fatoumata was 8 years old when she first presented to our office.
At that time, she had a 15 degree thoracic curve and a 15 degree lumbar curve. Our patients visit us for our Breakthrough, specialized scoliosis intensive treatment from, most of the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, India.
"The BrAIST study provided high quality evidence that bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can decrease the rate of progression of spinal curve to the surgical level, " said M. Timothy Hresko, M.D., co-author of the revised statement, in the January 13, news release.
A recent case study demonstrates this correlation once again. Dr. Marshall Dickholtz Sr.
an excellent NUCCA Chiropractor practicing in the Chicago area had a fifteen year old female patient with a history of scoliosis, vertigo, lower back pain, and lack of energy.
OBJECTIVE: This report of one case illustrates the potential effect of chiropractic manipulative therapy on back pain and curve progression in the at-risk, skeletally immature patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
The purpose of this study was to study the health status of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, using the Adolescent Health Survey, a generic health status measure with established.