A Follow-Up Study on Children with Idiopathic Scoliosis Undergoing Subluxation Corrections

A Follow-Up Study on Children with Idiopathic Scoliosis Undergoing Subluxation Corrections

Reduction and Maintenance of Scoliotic and Sub-Scoliotic Curvatures

A Follow-Up Study on Children with Idiopathic Scoliosis Undergoing Subluxation Corrections by Nachmias Chiropractic

Like mentioned in prior article – Chiropractic is the Answer to Treat Scoliosis in Children – many children suffer from idiopathic scoliosis, or abnormal curvatures of the spine.

This con­­­­dition can be very painful. The earlier small curves are corrected, the less likely they may progress to more serious curves.

Why Does Children Get Scoliosis?

Several factors are thought to contribute to the cause of idiopathic scoliosis, including genetic, neuromuscular, hormonal, and biochemical causes. The eventual result of these causes is an abnormal curving of the spine, which can be harmful to your child’s health.

The spinal nerve interference can lead to all sorts of dysfunction and this is certainly true with scoliosis, and other spinal curvatures. “Considering the fact that every single function of the body is controlled by the nervous system it should not surprise anyone that removing interference to the neurology that controls the muscles and joints of the spine would lead to improvement in the curves” remarked Dr. McCoy. ­­­­

What Happens If Scoliosis Goes Untreated?

If scoliosis goes untreated it may lead to following conditions and symptoms:

  • Curve progression
  • Loss of pulmonary function
  • Increased overall mortality
  • Increased mortality in women due to cancer
  • Increased prevalence of self-reported arthritis
  • Negative perception of ones health
  • Increased difficulty in basic physical tasks
  • More days of limitation due to sickness, injury, and other health problems, and
  • Increased prevalence and intensity of back pain

Like you probably understand by now, scoliosis affects your child’s long term health and should be taken seriously.

Below is a study showing how chiropractic adjustments, focusing on correcting subluxations (blockages of the spine) in children, had a drastic improvement on scoliosis. The final results indicated a reduction of 62.1 % in curve size of the spine.

Abstract of Study

Objective: The purpose of this study is to add to the lack of follow-up research on chiropractic-managed scoliosis by reinvestigating a previous case series on AIS patients under the Pierce Results SystemTM (the Pierce Results SystemTM, only focuses on correcting vertebral subluxations).

Methods: This study was reviewed and approved by the institutional review board of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation. All original 36 subjects were re-studied. The subject was included in this study if they were currently under care and had an additional ‘post’ AP lumbopelvic X-ray.

20 subjects (10 in the scoliosis group and 10 in the sub-scoliosis group) met this criteria and their latest film was measured using the Cobb-Lippman method. For the 20 included subjects, the mean curve size decreased an additional 12.9%, since initial care was given.

The total correction was 46.8%, which was statistically significant (p<0.05). In the scoliosis group, there was a 14.4% decrease initially, followed by an additional 7.6% reduction.

Final results totaled to 31.5% correction in scoliosis size since beginning of chiropractic treatments. The sub-scoliosis group initially had a 61.5% decrease, followed by an additional 18.2% reduction. The final results totaled to a 62.1% correction in curve size.

Conclusions: These results suggest that:

#1. The Pierce Results SystemTM may provide a way to reduce scoliotic curvatures by removing vertebral subluxation without the aid of other interventions.

#2. Specific adjusting of vertebral subluxations could help decrease scoliotic curves with minimal risk of curve regression. However, more follow-up research is needed on chiropractic management of scoliosis  (parts taken from: calldradam.com, chiropracticchronicle.com & chiropracticpediatrics.sharepoint.com).

Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic has helped many people, including children, with scoliosis and curvatures of the spine to live pain free, healthy lives.

During Dr. Adam’s 26 years as a professional chiropractor, he has found a genetic link to Scoliosis in families. If there is an immediate family member (i.e. parents, children, brothers or, sisters) that suffers from scoliosis, you should get examined too. There is a chance that you may have scoliosis as well.

If you or your child suffer from scoliosis, or any other pain condition, do not wait for it to get worse. Book your chiropractic exam and consult with Dr. Adam Nachmias today!

To book an appointment, call any of our offices:
Brooklyn: 718-238-8900
Manhattan: 212-924-1700

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Can Chiropractic Help My Knee Pain?

Can Chiropractic Help My Knee Pain?

Can Chairopractic Help My Knee Pain? Nachmias ChiropracticNot sure if you should receive chiropractic for your knee pain? Maybe, you even doubt, or cannot understand how chiropractic can help treating knee pain in the first place? Well, those are exactly the questions we are going to answer with this article.

As a matter of fact, chiropractic can be one of your best options to treat knee pain (that is, if it is not pain due to an acute accident). Why live with the pain? Why reducing your activity level and start taking pain medication when you do not have to? We all know that pain killers are not good for the health and often come with bad side effects.

A licensed chiropractor, like Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic can address the underlying issues that are likely to be causing your knee pain.

The Complexity of Knee Joints
The knee is a complex joint, which relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability. When pain is perceived as coming from the knee, all the anatomical components need to be examined, and in addition to the knee joint, the lower back, pelvis, hips, ankles and the feet, need to be examined due to the direct influence they have on the knee, and vice versa.

Pain can often be referred from other structures in the lower back, pelvis and hip, into the knee. If other joints in the lower limbs are not working as they should, they can put stress on the knee joint, resulting in injury over time. This is why athletes often develop knee injuries and pain after a while of intense wear and tear.

When Should I Get Chiropractic Treatment?
There are several signs indicating it may be time to seek treatment from your chiropractor. The main reason to seek treatment is if the knee pain is severe enough to limit your ability to function in your every day life. You do not have to accept living with constant knee pain.

Find more signs to when it is time to seek chiropractic for your knee pain:

  • If the knee pain is limiting your day-to-day, or sport activities.
  • If you have been given painkillers, or taken anti-inflammatory medication and been ordered rest, but still no improvement.
  • If you have been told that your knee pain is due to arthritis and there is nothing that can be done.
  • If you have knee pain with restricted motion.

There are usually several angles of approach when it comes to treating knee pain. Often you use a combination of:

  1. Using ice to reduce inflammation around the joint.
  2. Soft tissue massage to help improve the knee’s range of motion, and
  3. Chiropractic manipulations and mobilization techniques.

The combination of methods can help reduce knee pain drastically, while simultaneously increasing range of motion in the joint and improving its overall function
(parts taken from: thejoint.com & normandalechiropractic.com).

With the help of Dr. Adam Nachmias, issues causing knee pain can be corrected, so you can live a pain free life. 

Take advantage of our New Year’s Offer and get a chiropractic exam/consult and 3 adjustment therapies for only $75! This will take you far treating your knee pain!

To book an appointment, call any of our offices:
Brooklyn: 718-238-8900
Manhattan: 212-924-1700

Or book your appointment online.

Relief is here with chiropractic care at Nachmias Chiropractic!

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