Reversal of the signs and symptoms of moderately severe idiopathic scoliosis in response to physical methods

Martha C Hawes, William J. Brooks

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Abstract

This report describes improved signs and symptoms of previously untreated symptomatic spinal deformity in an adult female diagnosed with moderately severe thoracic scoliosis at the age of.7 years. Current treatment initiated at the age of forty included massage therapy, manual traction, ischemic pressure, and comprehensive manipulative medicine (CMM). A left-right chest circumference inequity was reduced by >10 cm, in correlation with improved appearance of the ribcage deformity and a 40% reduction in magnitude of Cobb angle, which had been stable for 30 years. The changes occurred gradually over an eight-year period, with the most rapid improvement occurring during two periods when CMM was employed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages365-368
Number of pages4
Volume91
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event4th Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities, IRSSD 2002 - Athens, Greece
Duration: May 24 2002May 27 2002

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Other4th Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities, IRSSD 2002
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period5/24/025/27/02

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Scoliosis
Signs and Symptoms
Medicine
Thorax
Massage
Traction
Pressure
Therapeutics
Rib Cage

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  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Reversal of the signs and symptoms of moderately severe idiopathic scoliosis in response to physical methods. / Hawes, Martha C; Brooks, William J.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 91 2002. p. 365-368.

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Hawes, MC & Brooks, WJ 2002, Reversal of the signs and symptoms of moderately severe idiopathic scoliosis in response to physical methods. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 91, pp. 365-368, 4th Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities, IRSSD 2002, Athens, Greece, 5/24/02. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-935-6-365
Hawes, Martha C ; Brooks, William J. / Reversal of the signs and symptoms of moderately severe idiopathic scoliosis in response to physical methods. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 91 2002. pp. 365-368
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