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Rehabilitation exercise therapy degenerative disc disease

Bart N Green, Lcdr Kristin M Browske, Capt Michael D Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to present a case of a patient with neck pain, tinnitus, and headache in the setting of bilateral elongated styloid processes (ESP) and calcified stylohyoid ligaments (CSL), how knowledge of this anatomical variation and symptomatic presentation affected the rehabilitation management plan for this patient, and to discuss the potential relevance of ESPs and CSLs to carotid artery dissection. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 29-year-old male military helicopter mechanic presented for chiropractic care for chronic pain in the right side of his neck and upper back, tinnitus, and dizziness with a past history of right side parietal headaches and tonsillitis...
June 2014: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Lisa G Oestergaard, Finn B Christensen, Claus V Nielsen, Cody E Bünger, Soeren Fruensgaard, Rikke Sogaard
STUDY DESIGN: Economic evaluation conducted alongside a randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To examine the cost-effectiveness of initiating rehabilitation 6 weeks after surgery as opposed to 12 weeks after surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In a previously reported randomized controlled trial, we assessed the impact of timing of rehabilitation after a lumbar spinal fusion and found that a fast-track strategy led to poorer functional ability...
November 1, 2013: Spine
Yu Chen, Xinwei Wang, Xuhua Lu, Haisong Yang, Deyu Chen
Cervical total disk arthroplasty has proven to be an effective and safe alternative for anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of cervical disk degenerative disease. However, whether and when cervical disk arthroplasty is indicated for preoperative cervical spine kyphosis is unclear. In the authors' clinical experiences, preoperative kyphosis can generally be divided into reducible and irreducible forms according to the results of dynamic flexion-extension lateral radiographs. Reducible kyphosis is mostly related to local disk prolapse, clinical symptoms, and musculature weakness, but irreducible kyphosis is always associated with significant cervical degeneration or congenital bone malformation...
July 2013: Orthopedics
Adam Gąsiorowski
INTRODUCTION: Weight training can have a very positive impact on the body by improving both the functioning of internal organs and motor coordination. Weakening of the muscles leads to spinal pain, which in turn reduces one's mobility, this further decreasing muscular strength. Weight training can be used to treat both motor dysfunction and lumbar pain, but it is crucial to combine it with flexibility exercises. The aim of the presented study is to demonstrate the need for including physical exercises into the rehabilitation of patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in the lumbar vertebrae...
2012: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
R Aliyev
The aim of the study is the effectiveness of a multi-week inpatient rehabilitation treatment with holistic complex conservative therapy for cervical present complaints using the Lawlis scores. A major part of the conservative treatment is represented by physical, physical therapy and sports therapy exercise programs. 77 patients with cervical spine disorders were treated 01-10-2006 to 30-09-2009 in rehabilitation clinic with a complex conservative treatment measures. The analysis was performed using a questionnaire, a clinical investigation, and a radiological examination of the cervical spine...
May 2011: Georgian Medical News
Allan D Abbott, Raija Tyni-Lenné, Rune Hedlund
STUDY DESIGN: Open label randomized controlled trial with 3-, 6-, 12-month, and 2- to 3-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of a psychomotor therapy focusing on cognition, behavior, and motor relearning compared with exercise therapy applied during the first 3 months after lumbar fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative management after lumbar fusion commonly focuses on analgesic pain control and activities of daily living...
April 15, 2010: Spine
Katherine L Dec
Many factors contribute to intervertebral disc problems; anatomic, physiologic, and mechanical factors are considered in the literature. Disc pathology as the cause of back or neck pain in the athletic population is primarily seen in acute disc injury. The research connecting degenerative disc disease as a precursor to acute disc injury is limited in scope. The research in discogenic etiology of back and neck injuries in the athletic population is also small in number, therefore resulting in limited information supporting the nonoperative versus operative treatment of disc injury...
February 2002: Current Sports Medicine Reports
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