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.
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.
Association between Cervical Lordotic Curvature and Cervical Muscle cross‐sectional area in patients with Loss of Cervical Lordosis
PUBLISHED: Clin Anat. 2018 Jul;31(5):710-715. doi: 10.1002/ca.23074. Epub 2018 Apr 14. Pub Med: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29575212
AUTHORS: Yoon SY1, Moon HI1, Lee SC2, Eun NL3, Kim YW2.
CONCLUSION: There is a significant relationship between cervical muscle imbalance, including extensor muscle weakness, and loss of cervical lordosis.
Spinal Centre Note: Muscular strengthening needs to be combined with structural correction of the cervical lordosis to obtain the best outcome.
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.
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.
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.
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.