Juvenile Scoliosis Treatment

This is an X-ray scan of the spine of our patient Tina, which was taken 6 months ago at UP clinic in Gubei, Shanghai, China. A 14-year-old girl, Tina’s life quality was negatively impacted by scoliosis.


Scoliosis is a 3-dimensional malformation of the spine, with the most common type being idiopathic scoliosis. Specifically, the spine curves laterally without any significant vertebral malformation. Juvenile scoliosis is mostly idiopathic and could be caused by multiple factors.

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
“As a student, I have too much homework and too little time for sports; when I study, I didn’t pay much attention to my posture as well. Recently I began to have lower back pain whenever I sit for too long. My family and friends also told me that my posture looks asymmetrical. I went to the hospital and found out that I have scoliosis, so I come here to seek help from chiropractic doctors and physical therapists. I’m also worrying if I could pass my PE exam at school…”
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis - Examination Evaluation - 2 - UP Clinic Shanghai China

Initial Examination and Evalaution

Goal & plan of Rehab

How We Rehab

Chiropractic Adjustment

Maybelle – Chiropractic Doctor
Adjustment of the cervical spine, lumbar spine, and sacroiliac

Adjustment of the cervical spine lumbar spine and sacroiliac UP Clinic Shanghai
Adjustment of the cervical spine lumbar spine and sacroiliac UP Clinic Shanghai

Physical Therapy

Ellie – Physical Therapist

Soft tissue release, muscle energy technique, joint mobilization

Correct muscle imbalance, rebuild muscle coordination and motor control

Reduce abnormal tension at the neck, reduce neck soreness, improve posture

Before VS After

Apart from the chiropractic and physiotherapeutic treatment in UP Clinic, we also recommended Tina keep training at home. After two weeks of rehabilitation, she no longer had back pain, and her posture has been greatly improved

Xray Before and After UP Clinic Shanghai China
Sagittal view: Protrusion of lumbar spine reduced.
“I feel like I was able to run faster and run more correctly in my PE exam!”
Xray Frontal View Before and After UP Clinic Shanghai China
Frontal view: Significantly less rotation in individual vertebrae. Successful prevention of worsening.
Before and After