New Research on Scoliosis in Adults

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New Research on Scoliosis in Adults

Chiropractic Shown to Help 

ATLANTA, Georgia – 2024 

Recent research reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research on a woman with back pain, sciatica, and scoliosis reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in managing these patients. The literature included supports the role of chiropractic in adults suffering from the related health challenges and calls for more research in this area.

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“Numerous case studies and some clinical studies are revealing that there is a relationship between abnormalities in the spine and the nervous system” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study. 

McCoy added “In the case report presented, the woman was suffering from back pain, sciatica, and scoliosis that improved under chiropractic care because of the nature of the nervous system and its relationship to the spine.” 

According to researchers the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body and structural shifts in the spine can occur that obstruct the nerves and interfere with their function. By removing the structural shifts, chiropractic improves nerve supply and function. 

The woman reported on in the study had been suffering from upper back pain, sciatica, and scoliosis.  Her pain was constant and affected her daily.  The pain was severe and interfered with her ability to do daily activities like bending, driving, chores, lifting, and standing.  She was not able to work and perform front desk duties.  Physical therapy stretches and exercises did not provide any relief.     

The chiropractor examined her and found structural shifts in her neck, upper back, and pelvis.  Tight muscles, restricted range of motion and scoliosis were noted.  X-rays confirmed these findings.  These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct. 

Following chiropractic adjustments, she experienced a decrease in upper back pain and resolution in sciatica.  She was able to resume activities of daily living. She felt more relaxed and rested and was able to move better as her range of motion improved. 

The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in adults with scoliosis.

Matthew McCoy, DC, MPH
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research
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