or adult patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, there is an inverse association between perceived distortion and quality of life, according to a study published online Oct. 27 in Spine.The investigators found that the groups had a similar age and curve size (mean age, 32 years; curve size, 35 degrees). There was an inverse association between distortion and the SRS-22 total score and satisfaction/dissatisfaction with management subscore, but no association with the SRS-22 function subscore. Trunk rotation was similar for non-braced and braced patients (mean, 10.7 and 10.8 degrees, respectively). Compared with braced patients, non-braced patients estimated their body appearance to be significantly less distorted.
About Dr Kevin Lau
Dr Kevin Lau DC is the founder of Health In Your Hands, a series of tools for Scoliosis prevention and treatment. The set includes his book Your Plan for Natural Scoliosis Prevention and Treatment, a companion Scoliosis Exercises for Prevention and Correction DVD and the innovative new iPhone application ScolioTrack. Dr Kevin Lau D.C. is a graduate in Doctor of Chiropractic from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia and Masters in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health in USA. In 2006 I was awarded the "Best Health-care Provider Awards" by the largest Newspaper publication in Singapore on October 18 2006 as well as being interviewed on Primetime Channel News Asia as well as other TV and Radio. For more information on Dr Kevin Lau, watch his interviews or get a free sneak peek of his book, go to: http://www.hiyh.info.