Chiro.org - Chiropractic Resource Organization.     Support Chiropractic Research!

Daily Archives: September 5, 2011

Outcomes For Adult Scoliosis Patients Receiving Chiropractic Rehabilitation: A 24-month Retrospective Analysis

By |September 5, 2011|Rehabilitation, Scoliosis, Spinal Manipulation|

Outcomes For Adult Scoliosis Patients Receiving Chiropractic Rehabilitation: A 24-month Retrospective Analysis

The Chiro.Org Blog


SOURCE:   J Chiropractic Medicine 2011 (Sep); 10 (3): 179–184

By Mark Morningstar DC, FACSP, FRCCM, FAAIM


Objectives:   The purpose of this study was to retrospectively report the results of patients who completed an exercise-based chiropractic program and its potential to alter the natural progression of adult scoliosis at 24 months after the clinic portion of treatment was concluded.

Methods:   A retrospective chart review was conducted at 2 spine clinics in Michigan, USA. Each clinic uses the same chiropractic rehabilitation program to treat patients with adult scoliosis. Multidimensional patient outcomes included radiographic, respiratory, disability, and pain parameters. Outcomes were measured at baseline, at end of active treatment, and at long-term follow-up.

Results: (more…)