A possible early diagnostic tool? By Dr. Matt Janzen and Dr. Josh Woggon This article was originally published in The American Chiropractor in August 2014.
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This guide is not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. Each case of scoliosis is unique and must be evaluated on an individual basis. Please consult with a scoliosis specialist before deciding upon a treatment plan.
Beware of unethical chiropractors who sign you up for long-term care plans with no milestones to measure progress. Over the twelve years that I have been working with CLEAR, there are many stories that I have heard with disturbing regularity.
Have you ever wondered how or why it was decided that Cobb angle had to measure greater than 10 degrees in order for a spinal curvature to be formally diagnosed as a scoliosis? Or why bracing is recommended at 20 degrees, and surgery at 40?
In October of 2015, the United States government began requiring healthcare practitioners to use a new system of diagnosis codes, called ICD 10, which stands for International Classification of Disease, 10th edition. This article is intended to assist healthcare professionals in using the correct diagnosis codes with cases of scoliosis.