When comparing the beginning and ending Cobb angle degrees for 22 patients in the research, everyone who had an initial Cobb angle ABOVE 40 degrees showed a huge decrease in their final Cobb angle measurement. Only one person with idiopathic scoliosis had an initial measurement above 40 degrees, the other six were below. The study’s results were not nearly as impressive when the starting measurement was under 40 degrees. In fact, three subjects’ curves actually increased. The sole patient who started with a 43 degree Cobb angle had a huge decrease in the final measurement, ending around 12 degrees. As the mean research statistics were combined, that huge decrease figure offset the other six patients’ changes. It turns out the numbers aren’t as impressive as initially suspected.