Spinal Nerves

Publication Title: 
Physiology & Behavior
Author(s): 
Klemm, W. R.
Publication Title: 
Minerva Medica
Author(s): 
Minella, E.
Benatti, G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Functional abdominal pain syndrome is characterised by frequent or continuous abdominal pain associated with a degree of loss of daily activity. It has a reported population prevalence of between 0.5% and 1.7%, with a female preponderance. The pathophysiology of functional abdominal pain is incompletely understood although it has been postulated that peripheral sensitisation of visceral afferents, central sensitisation of the spinal dorsal horn and aberrancies within descending modulatory systems may have an important role.

Author(s): 
Farmer, Adam D.
Aziz, Qasim
Publication Title: 
Pharmaceutical Biology

CONTEXT: Guggulipid is a neutral fraction of ethyl acetate extract of gum resin of the tree Commiphora mukul Engl. (Burseraceae) and used in Ayurvedic medicine for treatment of neurological disorders. OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to assess the antiallodynic and antihyperalgesic activities of guggulipid in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The screening study included the CCI and L5-L6 SNL models of neuropathic pain. Guggulipid (100 and 50 mg/kg) or saline was administered intraperitoneally in a blinded, randomized manner from postoperative day (POD) 7 to 13.

Author(s): 
Goyal, Sachin
Khilnani, Gurudas
Singhvi, Indrajeet
Singla, Shivali
Khilnani, Ajeet K.
Publication Title: 
Gastroenterology

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic psychological stress is associated with visceral hyperalgesia and increased expression of spinal NK1 receptors (NK1Rs). We aimed to identify the role of spinal microglia in this process. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were exposed to water avoidance (WA) or sham stress 1 hour each day for 10 days and given daily injections of minocycline, the p38 inhibitor SB203580, or saline.

Author(s): 
Bradesi, Sylvie
Svensson, Camilla I.
Steinauer, Joanne
Pothoulakis, Charalabos
Yaksh, Tony L.
Mayer, Emeran A.
Publication Title: 
Headache

OBJECTIVES: We conducted this study to identify differences in presentation and symptomatology between patients with isolated occipital neuralgia (ON) and patients with ON who also had migraine headache (ON + M). BACKGROUND: Occipital neuralgia is an uncommon cause of headaches. Very little is known about the pain characteristics and associated features of patients with ON + M and whether these pain characteristics differ from those of patients with isolated ON. METHODS: We studied 35 consecutive patients presenting with ON to the University of Southern California headache clinic.

Author(s): 
Sahai-Srivastava, Soma
Zheng, Ling
Publication Title: 
Acta Neurochirurgica

Motor tics of the head and neck, especially hemifacial spasm and spastic torticollis, are the substance of this paper. Forty-six cases are presented, and surgical techniques are described. In hemifacial spasm the intracranial neurovascular lysis of Jannetta is a valid operation with the best results to date but has a 7 1/2% risk of unilateral deafness. The extracranial submastoid partial section of Scoville is completely safe and gives excellent results, but there is a probability of mild to moderate return of the spasm in one to two year's time.

Author(s): 
Scoville, W. B.
Bettis, D. B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

A brief review of traction and its application as a therapeutic tool is outlined. The preliminary results obtained indicate that traction, as used in this study, along with isokinetic exercises and chiropractic manipulation, have a very positive effect on tension headaches originating from the posterior muscles in conjunction with pathomechanics of the cervical spine.

Author(s): 
Fitz-Ritson, D.
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

Gross dissection anatomical studies have investigated the course of the human lumbar posterior primary ramus and its branches. This nerve has frequently been associated with low back pain; however, the cross-sectional area of the space beneath the mamillo-accessory ligament, which is occupied by the medial branch of the posterior primary ramus, has not been clearly defined.

Author(s): 
Lynton, G. F.
Giles, D. C.

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