15 July 2007

Chiropractic and Schuermann's Disease

A week ago, I did a re-exam on a 15 y.o. male who had been diagnosed with Scheurmann's disease. When he first came to the clinic in January, he had a 67 degree kyphosis in his thoracic spine. Normal is 40 degrees.

After 6 months of treatment, rehabilitation, and home exercises, a post-film revealed a significant improvement. His kyphosis decreased to 49 degrees. Re-exam findings also indicated improvement in proprioceptive balance with Hautant's test and increased lung capacity (spirometry testing).

To see those findings in a young man when we're taught in school that chiropractic pretty much can't help Scheuermann's disease.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like you have some good material for publishing a small case study about this patient!!!

keep up the the good work.

Dr. Craig D.C.

16 July, 2007 22:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like you have some good material for publishing a small case study about this patient!!!

keep up the the good work.

Dr. Craig D.C.

16 July, 2007 22:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my son was recently diagnosed with schuermanns... orth specialists recommend surgery. his father wants hi to get chiropractic care. What shoudl i look for when searching for a suitable chiro. doc? Any other advice is welcomed.

Thanks...Cindy

16 November, 2007 15:01  

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