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    Osteopathy and Scoliosis

    Hey all,

    I've made an appointment with a local osteopath that specializes in pediatrics and infants. This particular doctor is an instructor at the local Osteopathic school so she must know what she's doing. Our appointment is scheduled for July 9 and I'll let you all know how it goes! I'm planning to check in with drs Rivard and Coillard to make sure it's okay and I'm not doing more harm. I'm pretty sure osteopathy doesn't involve back cracking because if it does I'm out of there! I don't know why I feel as though I'm treading in uncharted
    waters...it could be there are no studies to comfort me.

    I was intrigued by the following articles. Does anyone know what CMM entails?

    1: Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;91:365-8. Links

    Reversal of the signs and symptoms of moderately severe idiopathic scoliosis in response to physical methods.


    Hawes MC, Brooks WJ.
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721, USA.

    This report describes improved signs and symptoms of previously untreated symptomatic spinal deformity in an adult female diagnosed with moderately severe thoracic scoliosis at the age of .7 years. Current treatment initiated at the age of forty included massage therapy, manual traction, ischemic pressure, and comprehensive manipulative medicine (CMM). A left-right chest circumference inequity was reduced by >10 cm, in correlation with improved appearance of the ribcage deformity and a 40% reduction in magnitude of Cobb angle, which had been stable for 30 years. The changes occurred gradually over an eight-year period, with the most rapid improvement occurring during two periods when CMM was employed.

    PMID: 15457757 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE


    http://www.osteopathiccenter.org/scoliosis.html
    Last edited by Celia; 06-04-2007 at 12:40 PM.

    Canadian eh
    Daughter, Deirdre born Oct 2000. Diagnosed with 60 degree curve at the age of 19 months. Serial casting by Dr. Hedden at Sick Kid's Hospital. Currently being treated by Dr. Rivard and Dr. Coillard in Montreal with the Spinecor brace and curve is holding at "2" degrees. Next appointment 2008

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