A recent study revealed that chiropractic combined with exercise can significantly ease the pain and disability of adult scoliosis. This is one of the first studies on the effects of chiropractic and exercise on adult scoliosis, and shows promising results.
In the study, 28 patients with adult scoliosis participated in a chiropractic rehabilitation program. After six months of treatment, patients saw their disability scores cut in half and experienced a 40% reduction in pain. With improved spinal alignment, many patients could breath normally again -- something they hadn't experienced in years.
Adult scoliosis causes the spine to become progressively more curved; eventually the spine can begin to compress nerve roots, causing pain. Gentle chiropractic adjustments and exercise can ease the compression of nerves while promoting proper spinal alignment.
Morningstar, Mark W. "Outcomes for adult scoliosis patients receiving chiropractic rehabilitation: a 24-month retrospective analysis." Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. January 2011; 10: 179-184.