Spinal Manipulation on Kids with Scoliosis?NOT Effective!

Reference:Lantz C, Chen J. 2001 Effects of chiropractic intervention on small scoliotic curves in younger subjects: A time-series cohort design. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 24(6): 385-393

Some health care professionals have long claimed to effect scoliotic curves.

42 kids between the ages of six to twelve with radiological evidence of 6�-20� of scoliosis participated in this study.

The kids received ONE-YEAR of full-spine manipulations / ?adjustments?.

Study Conclusion: ?Adjustments? with heel lifts and postural and lifestyle counselling were not effective in reducing the degree or the severity of scoliotic curves.

Posted on: January 25, 2002

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