Cobb Angle Reduction (X-Rays)

The Cobb angle is a widely-used method for measuring the severity of scoliosis: the larger the angle, the more severe the patient's spinal curvature. Cobb angle reduction is one of the main aims of our ScolioGold therapy courses; we endeavour to decrease each patient's Cobb angle via non-surgical treatment methods such as osteopathy and the Schroth method. Reducing the Cobb angle improves both the patient's posture and their overall quality of life - all without the need for invasive surgical procedures.

On this page, you will find some examples of the results that our scoliosis treatment courses are capable of producing. Each example includes a 'Before' and 'After' photo of the patient in question, along with X-rays to clearly show the Cobb angle reduction achieved.

Click here for more information on the Cobb angle, or get in touch if you would like to find out more about our ScolioGold courses.


Patient 1 (7 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Eames. Due to her age, this patient is being regularly monitored by Mr Eames and Scoliosis SOS.

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Before Treatment
January 2006 58°
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After 4 Weeks
48°

Patient 2 (11 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Nnadi. Due to his age, this patient is being regularly monitored by Mr Nnadi and Scoliosis SOS.

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Before Treatment
41°
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After 4 Weeks
36°

Patient 3 (12 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Hutton, who is supporting the family's decision to pursue a non-surgical treatment option. Due to her level of skeletal immaturity she is being regularly monitored by Mr Hutton and Scoliosis SOS.

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Before Treatment
February 2010 52° & 55°
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After 4 Weeks
March 2010 45° & 44°

Patient 4 (13 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at Epsom General Hospital and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Dabis. He is very pleased with her results and has advised her to carry on with the good work.

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Before Treatment
28°
person-13 person-13
After 4 Weeks
18°

Patient 5 (14 years old)

This patient's xrays and Cobb angle measurements were taken independently at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (Australia). The 10 degree reduction achieved following ScolioGold treatment has been maintained for the last 3 years, as substantiated by yearly xrays.

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Before Treatment
January 2006 60°
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After 4 Weeks
July 2006 50°

Patient 6 (15 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Lehovsky. Following her hospital check-up appointment in March 2008, she was discharged as spinal fusion surgery was no longer required, due to her reduction in Cobb angle as a result of ScolioGold treatment.

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Before Treatment
July 2007 45°
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After 4 Weeks
August 2007 33°

Patient 7 (15 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Gibson, who expressed surprise that ScolioGold treatment was effective but said that he was "very impressed and would have to stop being sceptical".

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Before Treatment
January 2009 45°
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After 4 Weeks
January 2009 35°

Patient 8 (15 years old)

This patient's xrays and Cobb angle measurements were made independently by orthopaedic consultant Mr Hutton, who is supporting the family's decision to pursue a non-surgical treatment option. Due to her level of skeletal immaturity she is being regularly monitored by Mr Hutton and Scoliosis SOS, however her reduction in Cobb angle brings her well below the surgery threshold.

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Before Treatment
October 2010 40°
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After Treatment
30°

Patient 9 (16 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Noordeen and his registrar Mr Jalgaonkar. She is no longer considered a candidate for spinal fusion due to the 14 degree reduction in Cobb angle she has achieved through ScolioGold exercises.

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Before Treatment
August 2009 42°
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After 4 Weeks
October 2009 28°

Patient 10 (18 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Noordeen, she has been discharged as spinal fusion surgery is no longer required, due to her 50% reduction in Cobb angle as a result of ScolioGold treatment.

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Before Treatment
January 2008 37° & 41°
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After 4 Weeks
January 2009 28° & 21°

Patient 11 (18 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Molloy.

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Before Treatment
January 2008 50°
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After 4 Weeks
40°

Patient 12 (19 years old)

This patient's xrays and Cobb angle measurements were taken independently at a hospital in Athens (Greece). The 50% reduction of Cobb angle achieved using ScolioGold treatment has decreased his spinal deviation to a level where clinically it can no longer be classified as scoliosis.

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Before Treatment
January 2009 19°
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After 4 Weeks
January 2009 10°

Patient 13 (32 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Lehovsky.

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Before Treatment
October 2009 45°
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After 4 Weeks
November 2009 34°

Patient 14 (36 years old)

This patient's xrays were taken independently at Epsom General Hospital and Cobb angle measurements were made by orthopaedic consultant Mr Burgoyne. He voiced his approval for this lady's participation in ScolioGold treatment, especially since her Cobb angle reduction is evident post-pregnancy (she gave birth to her first child in December 2009).

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Before Treatment
January 2006 42° & 45°
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After 4 Weeks
January 2007 36° & 41°

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