Hypesthesia

Publication Title: 
Archivos De Neurobiologiá

This paper presents a case of conversion disorder characterized by sensory paralysis that involved the right half of the body, a motor deficit consisting of permanent contracture in flexion of fingers 2-5 of the right hand (clenched fist syndrome), and a visual alteration compatible with homonymous hemianopia and amblyopia. The patient initially presented a clinical picture of depression as well as frequent gynecological disorders. The author evaluates important aspects of the psychogenesis of the clinical picture and emphasizes the identifying aspects and primary and secondary gains.

Author(s): 
Oregón García, F.
Publication Title: 
Pain

Pain ratings and pain-related cerebral potentials in response to noxious stimuli were investigated under hypnotic hypo- or hyperalgesia. Out of a sample of 50 subjects the 10 most highly hypnotizable were selected using the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale. Phasic pain was induced by brief electrical stimuli intracutaneously applied to the subject's left middle finger. The subjects took part in three experimental sessions. The first session was without hypnosis for familiarization with the experimental surroundings.

Author(s): 
Meier, W.
Klucken, M.
Soyka, D.
Bromm, B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) is a neuromuscular condition affecting brachial plexus functionality. NTOS is characterized by paresthesia, pain, muscle fatigue, and restricted mobility in the upper extremity. This study quantified massage therapy's possible contribution to treatment of NTOS. A 24-year-old female with NTOS received eight treatments over 35 days. Treatment included myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cross fiber friction, muscle stripping, and gentle passive stretching.

Author(s): 
Streit, Robin S.
Publication Title: 
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology

We report a case of increased signal in the left hemicord at the C4 level on T2-weighted MR images after chiropractic manipulation, consistent with contusion. The patient displayed clinical features of Brown-Séquard syndrome, which stabilized with immobilization and steroids. Follow-up imaging showed decreased cord swelling with persistent increased signal. After physical therapy, the patient regained strength on the left side, with residual decreased sensation to pain involving the right arm.

Author(s): 
Lipper, M. H.
Goldstein, J. H.
Do, H. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To discuss a case of neck-tongue syndrome (NTS) affecting a dancer/figure skater, review literature summarizing the pathogenesis and treatment, and offer new categorization of neck-tongue syndrome. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 24-year-old female dancer/skater sought treatment for recurrent episodes of right-sided upper neck pain with associated ipsilateral numbness of her tongue following brisk active rotation. Radiographs revealed a narrowing of the left para-odontoid space.

Author(s): 
Borody, Cameron
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To discuss a case of neck-tongue syndrome (NTS) affecting a dancer/figure skater, review literature summarizing the pathogenesis and treatment, and offer new categorization of neck-tongue syndrome. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 24-year-old female dancer/skater sought treatment for recurrent episodes of right-sided upper neck pain with associated ipsilateral numbness of her tongue following brisk active rotation. Radiographs revealed a narrowing of the left para-odontoid space.

Author(s): 
Borody, Cameron
Publication Title: 
Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine

The purpose of this review is to expand practitioners' knowledge on areas of liability when treating low back pain patients. Six cases where chiropractors in Canada were sued for allegedly causing or aggravating lumbar disc herniation after spinal manipulative therapy were retrieved using the CANLII search database. The case series involves 4 men and 2 women with an average age of 37.3 years (range, 31-48 years). Trial courts' decisions were rendered between 2000 and 2011.

Author(s): 
Boucher, Pierre
Robidoux, Sébastien
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of Chan-Chuang qigong on symptoms distress and psychological distress of breast cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy. A quasi-experimental design was adopted. Subjects were recruited from breast cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy at an 1800-bed medical center in Taipei, Taiwan. Of these subjects, 35 were assigned to the control group and 32 to the experimental group in which Chan-Chuang qigong was administered. Assignment was not random.

Author(s): 
Lee, Tsoy-Ing
Chen, Hsing-Hsia
Yeh, Mei-Ling
Publication Title: 
Neuroscience Letters

An increased vulnerability to pain complaints, along with a simultaneous increase in experimental pain thresholds, shows the paradoxical phenomenon of pain perception in depressive patients. Clomipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant, could also ameliorate syndromes in chronic pain patients. However, few studies have focused on the effect of antidepressants on experimental pain thresholds.

Author(s): 
Li, Bing
Yang, Chang-Jiang
Yue, Na
Liu, Yang
Yu, Jin
Wang, Yan-Qing
Liu, Qiong
Wu, Gen-Cheng
Publication Title: 
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

BACKGROUND: The goals of this study are threefold: (1) to determine what effect epinephrine has on the duration of bupivacaine finger block anesthesia; (2) to see whether the duration of action of bupivacaine on digital pain relief is the same duration as numbness to touch/pressure; and (3) to assess the fingertip temperature changes that result from bupivacaine digital blocks. METHODS: The ring fingers of both hands of 44 volunteers were randomized to injection of bupivacaine with or without 1:200,000 epinephrine.

Author(s): 
Calder, Kevin
Chung, Bryan
O'Brien, Cliona
Lalonde, Donald H.
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