Spinal Injuries

Publication Title: 
Texas Dental Journal

Cervicogenic headache has historically been misdiagnosed, ultimately leading to misguided therapies. Even with the growing body of literature in the field of headache, this particular entity is still vastly understudied. Efforts should be made to encourage appropriate clinical studies in order to provide evidence based therapeutic modalities for this patient population. The dental professional is provided with the unique opportunity to see these patients on a regular basis without the time constraints now shouldered by our physician colleagues.

Author(s): 
Bender, Steven D.
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The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Chappell, D. T.
Publication Title: 
Der Orthopäde

The clinical findings and pain symptoms determine the functional treatment of the cervical spine disorders. Acute pain syndromes are to be approached by passive procedures, such as massage, electrotherapy, trigger point treatment. Could the pain reaction be reduced, the mobilizing techniques, including manipulation are indicated, followed by training therapy/reconditioning of shoulder girdle muscles. The patients are also to be instructed to perform home exercise program aiming the stabilization of cervical spine.

Author(s): 
Schneider, W.
Dvorak, J.
Publication Title: 
The Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice

This article introduces the importance of considering all related physical findings, evaluating the whole horse and determining the root cause in order to achieve the best treatment results, prevent recurrence, and return the patient to full function. The roles of shoeing, turnout, teeth, training aids and devices, compensatory lameness, working surface (footing), longing, ponying, hot walkers, and swimming are discussed in relationship to back dysfunction and rehabilitation. Postural analysis and measures for muscle and postural corrections are also presented.

Author(s): 
Ridgway, K.
Harman, J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: This report discusses a patient with a pathologic fracture of the C2 vertebra secondary to osteolytic metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient was a 68-year-old man with a chief complaint of neck pain who was referred by his physician to a chiropractic office. The initial onset of neck pain began after a forceful sneeze that resulted in a sensation of "a twig snapping" in the neck. Radiographs revealed osteolytic destruction and pathologic fracture of the C2 spinous process.

Author(s): 
Davis, Matthew A.
Taylor, John A. M.
Publication Title: 
Neurology

We describe a patient who suffered cervical spine, spinal cord, and nerve root injury as a result of chiropractic spinal manipulation, and we review medical literature concerning the noncerebrovascular complications of spinal manipulation.

Author(s): 
Schmidley, J. W.
Koch, T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Intervertebral dysfunction refers to a biomechanical fault which is abnormal in both its dynamic and static components. A subluxation may be considered as being fixated and also slightly malpositioned in one or more axes of rotation. Subluxation may be considered as one component of a complex or syndrome of intervertebral dyskinesia, dysarthrosis or dysfunction. The biochemical and histological components explain some of the pain mechanisms, tissue changes and residual effects of acute and chronic intervertebral fixation and the need for repeated spinal manipulations and prolonged care.

Author(s): 
Dishman, R. W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

A new protocol for the management and rehabilitation of the traumatized cervical spine is presented. Research data indicates that the present chiropractic approach for treating the cervical spine may be inadequate and must change. The change must be toward more specific treatments and active long-term care, with the goal of restoring the traumatized area to normal function. The new protocol consists of four well-defined stages, with each stage defined by its operational end-point. The stages are: pain reduction, mobilization, manipulation, and rehabilitation.

Author(s): 
Fitz-Ritson, D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To present two cases in which patients with Type I Arnold-Chiari malformation (ACM) were treated with adjustments to the cervical spine for conditions unrelated to the anomaly. CLINICAL FEATURES: The ACM is an anomaly of central nervous system development in which structures from the posterior fossa descend below the level of the foramen magnum. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patients reported were adjusted multiple times to the cervical spine. No ill effects or complications were noted related to the ACM.

Author(s): 
Murphy, D. R.
Goldstein, D.
Katz, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine how the words chiropractic and chiropractor have been used in publications in relation to the reporting of complications from cervical spinal manipulation therapy (SMT). STUDY DESIGN: The study method was to collect recent publications relating to spinal manipulation iatrogenesis which mentioned the words chiropractic and/or chiropractor and then determine the actual professional training of the practitioner involved.

Author(s): 
Terrett, A. G.

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