Outcome of chiropractic therapy in idiopathic scoliosis – a preliminary study / Syahirah Zeti Azham … [et al.]

Azham, Syahirah Zeti and Kamaruddin, Nur Firzanie and Sallehudin, Lyanna Annura and Haron, Mohd Nizam and Rozali, Khairul Nizam and Sidek, Sabrilhakim (2017) Outcome of chiropractic therapy in idiopathic scoliosis – a preliminary study / Syahirah Zeti Azham … [et al.]. Journal of Clinical and Health Science, 2 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0127 – 984X


The purpose of this study is to retrospectively report the results of scoliosis patients who underwent chiropractic therapy and to evaluate their outcome by looking at the potential to alter the natural progression of scoliosis after therapy. Methods: Retrospective data collection was conducted at a private chiropractic centre in Kuala Lumpur. The data was collected from patients between the ages of 16 to 19 years old. A total of eight patients with 14 scoliotic curvatures (six thoracic, six lumbar and two thoracolumbar), who met the inclusion criteria, were selected as subjects for this study. All subjects received the same chiropractic therapy program. The outcome of the therapy was assessed by measuring the Cobb’s angle on the erect spine as captured on an x-ray. The Cobb’s angle was measured at the first presentation (to establish a baseline) after 6 and 24 months of therapy. Results: The mean baseline Cobb’s angle for thoracic, lumbar and thoracolumbar scoliosis were 30.7o ± 19.4o , 31.7o ± 12.3o and 25.0o ± 18.4o respectively. After 24 months of chiropractic therapy, there was no discernible effect on the magnitude of the Cobb’s angles on the subjects overall. Conclusion: Our study showed no significant reduction in spine curvature in patients with scoliosis using chiropractic therapy after 24 months.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Azham, Syahirah ZetiUNSPECIFIED
Kamaruddin, Nur FirzanieUNSPECIFIED
Sallehudin, Lyanna AnnuraUNSPECIFIED
Haron, Mohd NizamUNSPECIFIED
Rozali, Khairul NizamUNSPECIFIED
Sidek, SabrilhakimUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > Orthopedic surgery
R Medicine > RD Surgery > Backache
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Medicine
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical and Health Science
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences
ISSN: 0127 – 984X
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-5
Official URL: https://jchs-medicine.uitm.edu.my/images/manuscrip...
Item ID: 30110
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chiropractic therapy, Scoliosis, Cobb’s angle, Spine
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30110


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