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Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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Addition of a Sagittal Cervical Posture Corrective Orthotic Device to a Multimodal Rehabilitation Program Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Patients with Discogenic Cervical Radiculopathy

PUBLISHED: Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Dec;97(12):2034-2044. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.07.022. Epub 2016 Aug 27. Pub Med: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27576192

AUTHORS: Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Taha S, Harrison DE.

CONCLUSIONS: The addition of the Denneroll cervical orthotic device to a multimodal program positively affected discogenic CR outcomes at long-term follow-up.

We speculate that improved cervical lordosis and reduced AHT contributed to our findings.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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The efficacy of Cervical Lordosis rehabilitation for nerve root function, pain, and segmental motion in Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy

PUBLISHED: PhysioTherapy 2011; 97 Supplement: 846-847. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258226733

AUTHORS: Moustafa IM, Diab AM, Ahmed A, Harrison DE.

CONCLUSIONS: Improved lordosis in the study group was associated with significant improvements in nerve root function, VAS rating, and translational and rotational motions of the lower cervical spine.

Only in the study group were the results maintained at long-term follow up.

IMPLICATIONS: Appropriate physical rehabilitation for Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy should include cervical sagittal curve correction, as it is may to lead greater and longer lasting improved function.

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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Chiropractic BioPhysics Research Update

Chiropractic BioPhysics leads the way with Scientific Research

Surgeons, Neurologists and Physiotherapists supporting Postural and Structural Correction

We are in exciting times with regard to Chiropractic BioPhysics Research and our clinical work @ The Spinal Centre. Multiple landmark papers and clinical trials have been recently published that will enhance the care of all patients attending the Practice.

To kick off the year – and it is a particularly ground breaking study – is the link between increased blood flow to the brain after restoring the curve with in the neck.

That’s right! Increased Cerebral Blood Flow, evidenced on brain magnetic resonance angiogram, following correction of Cervical Lordosis.

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Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Does improvement towards a normal Cervical Sagittal configuration aid in the management of Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome

PUBLISHED: BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Nov 12;19(1):396. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2317-y. Pub Med: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30419868

AUTHORS: Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Hegazy F, Harrison DE.

CONCLUSION: The addition of the denneroll cervical orthotic to a multimodal program positively affected chronic myofascial cervical pain syndrome (CMCPS) outcomes at long term follow up.

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Friday, January 10th, 2020
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Demonstration of Central Conduction Time and Neuroplastic changes after Cervical Lordosis Rehabilitation in Asymptomatic Subjects

PRESENTED: Proceedings of the 14th biennial congress of the World Federation of Chiropractic, March 15-18, 2017. Pub Med: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5345783/

AUTHORS: Moustafa IM, Diab AAM, Taha S, Harrison DE.

CONCLUSION: Improvement of cervical spine alignment has an effect on central conduction time.

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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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.

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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Determining the relationship between Cervical Lordosis and Neck Complaints

PUBLISHED: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Mar-Apr;28(3):187-93. Pub Med: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15855907

AUTHORS: McAviney J, Schulz D, Bock R, Harrison DE, Holland B.

RESULTS: Patients with lordosis of 20 degrees or less were more likely to have cervicogenic symptoms.

The association between cervical pain and lordosis of 0 degrees or less was significant.

Patients with cervical pain had less lordosis and this was consistent over all age ranges.

CONCLUSION: We found a statistically significant association between cervical pain and lordosis < 20 degrees and a “clinically normal” range for cervical lordosis of 31 degrees to 40 degrees.

Maintenance of a lordosis in the range of 31 degrees to 40 degrees could be a clinical goal for chiropractic treatment.

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