J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1987 Aug; 10(4): 147-56.
Correction of progressive idiopathic scoliosis utilizing neuromuscular stimulation and manipulation: a case report.
Low Back Pain Clinic, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Presented is a case report of chiropractic manipulative therapy and transcutaneous neuromuscular stimulation utilized in the treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The curvature was shown to be progressing at the rate of 1.0 degrees/month for the 9 previous months. The patient's curvature was successfully stopped at 27 degrees and reversed to 17 degrees in the first 3 months of care. After 9 months of nighttime stimulation, the curvature was recorded at 23 degrees. Also included is a review of conservative scoliotic care and the effects of physical forces on glycoprotein structures.