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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can chiropracic intervention help with umbosacral transitional vertebrae (LSTV) with minor lumbar scoliosis

    What is the outcome that I can be expected from chiropractic management/interventions ?
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    Dr Ryan Hislop


    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Orange Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    A transitional vertebra is usually a permanent change as it is mostly a congenital abnormality. In saying this, having a transitional vertebra does not mean you have to have a reduction in function or levels of pain. In practice we often find that it may create more of a susceptibility to an issue, however shouldn't mean a permanent disability. It just needs closer monitoring and managing.

    Minor lumbar scoliosis may or may not be a permanent issue, depending on what is causing the changes in the loading of the spine.

    These two descriptors/diagnosies are not a guideline for symptoms or functional changes. I.e. many people have these issues without any problems and often the injured tissues is compromised due to the issue. Once the tissue repairs, the pain should no longer be an issue.

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