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Sagittal Balance

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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Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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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.

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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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Monday, January 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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Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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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.

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Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Cervical Cord Compression and Sagittal Balance

Nerve Damage in the Neck Related to Posture Balance

Sagittal Balance Matters For Neck Nerve Damage

A recent paper presented to World Neurosurgery, Science Direct and published through the PubMed investigates the relationship of posture and compression of the spinal cord in the neck.

As a Corrective Chiropractor, utilising postural and structural correction techniques of Chiropractic BioPhysic, this is one of many papers on PubMed, validating what we do.

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Friday, June 21st, 2019
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Modelling of the Sagittal Cervical Spine as a method to discriminate Hypolordosis

PUBLISHED: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Nov 15;29(22):2485-92. Pub Med: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15543059

TITLE: Modelling of the sagittal cervical spine as a method to discriminate hypolordosis: results of elliptical and circular modelling in 72 asymptomatic subjects, 52 acute neck pain subjects, and 70 chronic neck pain subjects.

AUTHORS: Harrison DD1, Harrison DE, Janik TJ, Cailliet R, Ferrantelli JR, Haas JW, Holland B.

CONCLUSIONS: The mean cervical lordosis for all groups could be closely modelled with a circle. Pain groups had hypolordosis and larger radiuses of curvature compared with the normal group.

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