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No effect of osteopathic treatment on trunk morphology and spine flexibility in young women with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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No effect of osteopathic treatment on trunk morphology and spine flexibility in young women with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

J Child Orthop. 2010 Jun;4(3):219-26

Authors: Hasler C, Schmid C, Enggist A, Neuhaus C, Erb T

Brace treatment is the gold standard for patients with mild adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (Cobb angle 20°-40°). However, negative psychosocial impacts, physical constraints and incompliance cause many patients and parents to seek for so-called holistic and apparently less harmful approaches within the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Osteopathy-manual interventions on the viscera and locomotor system-is widely used for scoliosis. There is, however, a complete lack of evidence regarding its efficacy. We, therefore, tested the hypothesis that osteopathy alters trunk morphology, a prerequisite to unload the concave side of the scoliosis, and that it halts curve progression.

PMID: 21629373 [PubMed]