Below you will find several cases that we have had the privilege to treat in our facility.
I will separate the cases by type of treatment for easy reference. All cases have releases on file.
CBP Chiropractic Cases: These are cases of curves in the 2o’s for younger kids and some of adults with scoliosis.
Case 1. 15 year old female. Competitive dancer. Complains of lower back pain after dancing. 3 months at 3 days a week of CBP postural and structural rehab, using mirror image adjustments, mirror image exercises and corrective traction using the Scoliroll and standing corrective traction. Also a 9mm heel lift placed in the left shoe to level the pelvis.
Case 2. 16 year old female. Complains of lack of curve in waist due to scoliosis. Has a primary left thoracolumbar scoliosis with thoracic compensation curve. Underwent 4 months at 3 days a week CBP postural and structural rehab, using mirror image adjustments, mirror image exercises and corrective traction using the Scoliroll and standing corrective traction. Also a 12mm heel lift was placed under the left leg to level the pelvis.
Total reduction in curve was 19.3 degrees or 52.5%
Case 3. 20 year old male. Has a double curve with an upper thoracic curve to the right and a lower lumbar curve to the left. This patient also had a large left leg anatomical difference of 17mm that caused his pelvis to tilt to the left. 2 months of daily CBP postural and structural rehab, as he was home from college for the summer, using mirror image adjustments, mirror image exercises and corrective traction using the Scoliroll and standing corrective traction. Also a 17mm sole lift was added to his left shoe to level his pelvis.
Initial right thoracic curve 26.4 degrees 2 month result 15.2 degrees 1 year follow up on summer break
Initial left lumbar curve 34.2 degrees 2 month result 23.8 degrees right thoracic curve 16.3 degrees
Total reduction in thoracic curve 11.2 degrees or 42% left lumbar curve 25.6 degrees
Total reduction in lumbar curve 10.4 degrees or 30% Maintaining correction with home care
Case 4. 16 year old female. No complaints of pain but parents noticed her posture was shifted. Has a Left Thoracolumbar scoliosis. Underwent 4 months and 3 days a week of CBP postural and structural rehab using mirror image adjustments, mirror image exercises and standing corrective traction, this was pre Scoliroll.
Initial Left Thoracolumbar AIS 25.9 degree 4 month result 11.8 degrees 2 year follow up 9.8 degrees
Total reduction in curve 14.1 degrees or 54% No care for a year in college
Case 5. 32 year old male patient complaining of moderate to severe daily middle back pain. Has a mild Schuermann’s Kyphosis with small wedging of the thoracic vertebra but a large thoracic kyphosis posture coupled with a left lumbar scoliosis. This patient also has a 17mm anatomical leg length difference. Patient underwent 3 months of 3 days per week CBP postural and structural rehab using mirror image adjustments, mirror image postural exercises and and corrective traction on the scoliroll and laying 3 point bending traction.
Initial lateral full spine 3 month lateral full spine
Initial left lumbar scoliosis 18.3 degrees 3 month result 12.1 degrees
Case 6. 4 year old female. Mother noticed a hump in her back and that her posture was off. Primary juvenile right thoracolumbar idiopathic scoliosis. Underwent 2 months of 3 day a week in office CBP postural and structural rehab with mirror image adjusting and corrective traction on the pediatric Scoliroll. This toddler would also do 15 minutes of home traction daily with a pediatric Scoliroll. This child was very challenging initially getting onto a Scoliroll but after a couple of weeks she would voluntarily lay on it and go to sleep. Her mother was extremely dedicated in helping her.
Initial Juvenile right thoracolumbar scoliosis 23.7 degrees 2 month result 0.8 degrees total correction
Total correction 23 degrees or 99%
The cases below are a sample of our initial ScoliBrace cases. The ScoliBrace is typically used in our facility on curves that are larger than 40 degrees or are types of curves that are hard to manage any other way. Our goal with the ScoliBrace on larger curves is to first stabilize the curve and if we can get some correction than that is a bonus. On smaller curves if we use the ScoliBrace, or one of it’s variations, than we can genuinely get correction of a curve.
Case 1. 14 year old male presents with a left lumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and left leg length insufficiency. In younger patients with small curves it is preferred to use a Scoli-Night Brace. This patient was an excellent example of that. We fitted him for a Scoli-Night Brace, which is worn only at night and typically produces great results in a period of 6 months to a year. After results are achieved than the patient can typically go to part time wear only 3 nights a week. This young man started off with a 17 degree left lumbar curve seen in the film on the left. The film on the right is his result after 6 months, his curve is now reduced to 9 degrees, which is a 48% reduction. At this point he is wearing his brace 3 nights a week and wearing a 1/2 inch heel lift in his left shoe during the day. He also does a prescribed home exercise routine and lays on a scoliroll for 20 minutes each day.
Case 2. My daughter Madison. At age 11 we detected that she was developing a left lumbar scoliosis, which measured 20 degrees. At that time we put her in a SpineCor brace and she did very well with it and reduced her lumbar curve to 16 degrees. As is the case sometimes though, with the SpineCor brace, when we apply the bands to create certain postures and correct certain curves, secondary counter curves begin to develop. In Madison’s case she developed a right thoracic curve as a result of her brace. We could have left her in her SpineCor brace as it had her lumbar curve stable and her upper curve wasn’t bad, but we wanted her spine to be as straight as possible, so we switched her to a ScoliBrace. At the time of the switch she had two curves. The upper right thoracic curve measured 25 degrees and her left lumbar curve measures 17 degrees, in her SpineCor brace, which is the film on the left. The film in the middle is her in her ScoliBrace after one month. As you can see the curves are greatly reduced and the spine is much more upright. The film on the right is her out of her ScoliBrace after 12 months of wear. She is doing well in her ScoliBrace and her spine is stable. This is why we offer both types of braces.
Case 3. 15 year old male patient that was diagnosed with a Right Thoracic type 3 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at the age of 13. His curves initially were measured at 24 degrees in the thoracic spine and 16 degrees in the lumbar spine. He was prescribed a traditional hard brace by his doctor and he wore it for 2 years. In the two year time frame that he wore his original hard brace, his thoracic curve worsened 19 degrees moving from 24 degrees to 43 degrees. His lumbar curve worsened from 16 degrees to 31 degrees. At that time his doctor was recommending surgery for him as his original brace was not stabilizing the curves. His parents elected instead to switch him to a ScoliBrace. The film on the left is his original film out of brace and the one on the right is his 1 month film after being fitted with his ScoliBrace. His in brace film for the original brace only reduced his curves by 2 degees, in the ScoliBrace they are reduced 43% and are close to the original numbers he was diagnosed with. Now this is a tough case because this young man has a lot of growth left and surgery is still an option for him, but at least in the ScoliBrace he has a better chance to stabilize and avoid surgery. Only time will tell.