Prospective, Randomised, Double-Blind Clinical Study evaluating the correlation of Clinical Outcomes and Cervical Sagittal Alignment
PUBLISHED: Neurosurgery. 2011 May;68(5):1309-16; discussion 1316. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31820b51f3. PUB MED: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21792113
AUTHORS: Villavicencio AT, Babuska JM, Ashton A, Busch E, Roeca C, Nelson EL, Mason A, Burneikiene S.
RESULTS: Patients who had maintained or improved segmental sagittal alignment, regardless of graft type, achieved a higher degree of improvement in Short Form-36 Physical Component Summary and Neck Disability Index scores. This was statistically significant (P < .038).
CONCLUSION: Maintaining a consistent segmental sagittal alignment or increasing segmental lordosis was related to a higher degree of improvement in clinical outcomes.
Spinal Centre Note: Appears surgeons are picking up what Chiropractic BioPhysics practitioners have been talking about. Well done.
Does improvement towards a normal Cervical Sagittal configuration aid in the management of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
PUBLISHED: 2015, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 14 (2). Pub Med: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4523573/
AUTHORS: Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Harrison DE.
Proceedings of the 13th World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial Congress / ECU Convention, Athens, Greece, May 13-16, 2015. Paper #184 Mediterranean Region Award Winning Paper.
INITIAL CONCLUSIONS: Improvement of normal cervical sagittal configuration aids in the management and rehabilitation of patients with lumbosacral disc disruption and radiculopathy.
Increase in Cerebral Blood Flow indicated by increased Cerebral Arterial area and pixel intensity on brain magnetic resonance angiogram following correction of Cervical Lordosis.
PUBLISHED: Brain Circ. 2019 Jan-Mar;5(1):19-26. doi: 10.4103/bc.bc_25_18. Epub 2019 Mar 27. Pub Med: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31001596
AUTHORS: Katz EA1, Katz SB1, Fedorchuk CA2, Lightstone DF2, Banach CJ1, Podoll JD3.
RESULTS: Pixel intensity increased 23.0%-225.9%, and a Student’s t-test determined that the increase was significant (P < 0.001). Regression analysis of the change in pixel intensity versus the cervical lordosis showed that as the deviation from a normal cervical lordosis increases, percentage change in pixel intensity on MRA decreases.
CONCLUSION: These results indicate that correction of cervical lordosis may be associated with an immediate increase in cerebral blood flow.