Yoga in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic and Degenerative Scoliosis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03110965|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2017 by Loren M. Fishman,MD, Columbia University.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : April 12, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Scoliosis Scoliosis Idiopathic||Behavioral: Yoga poses||Not Applicable|
We obtained baseline Cobb angles on simple and complex curves, and collected previous, earlier studies of each adolescent idiopathic and degenerative scoliosis patient. We then taught them to do the side-plank pose with the convex side of lumbar and thoracolumbar scoliotic curves downward, and a slightly altered version of the the half moon pose of yoga with the convex side of thoracic and cervicothoracic curves downward. The half moon pose was altered in that a belt was looped around the horizontal leg's foot, and held in a vertically extended upper arm's hand, and pulled tightly in that vertical position.
Each pose was held as long as the patient could at least once daily.
Cobb angles were again measured in films taken 4-10 months later.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Sequential Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Patient's change in previous X-ray compared with baseline, and baseline compared with X-ray done 4-10 months later|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Masking Description:||Radiologists are unaware of study.|
|Official Title:||Yoga in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic and Degenerative Scoliosis|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 1, 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 1, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 1, 2019|
Experimental: Experimental arm
Patients will have an X-ray before beginning to do one or two yoga poses daily for 4 - 10 months. After that period, they will have a second X-ray.
Behavioral: Yoga poses
Patients are asked to perform one or two yoga poses daily for 4-10 months
- Change in Cobb angle [ Time Frame: 4 - 10 months ]Baseline scoliotic curve - scoliotic curve measured after treatment
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|Principal Investigator:||Loren M Fishman, MD||Columbia Medical School|