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MH Residency- Cervical

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Stephanie Racicki, Sarah Gerwin, Stacy Diclaudio, Samuel Reinmann, Megan Donaldson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of conservative physical therapy management of cervicogenic headache (CGH). INTRODUCTION: CGH affects 22-25% of the adult population with females being four times more affected than men. CGHs are thought to arise from musculoskeletal impairments in the neck with symptoms most commonly consisting of suboccipital neck pain, dizziness, and lightheadedness. Currently, both invasive and non-invasive techniques are available to address these symptoms; however, the efficacy of non-invasive treatment techniques has yet to be established...
May 2013: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Julie M Fritz, Gerard P Brennan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neck pain frequently is managed by physical therapists. The development of classification methods for matching interventions to subgroups of patients may improve clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to describe a proposed classification system for patients with neck pain by examining data for consecutive patients receiving physical therapy interventions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Standardized methods for collecting baseline and intervention data were used for all patients receiving physical therapy interventions for neck pain over 1 year...
May 2007: Physical Therapy
John D Childs, Joshua A Cleland, James M Elliott, Deydre S Teyhen, Robert S Wainner, Julie M Whitman, Bernard J Sopky, Joseph J Godges, Timothy W Flynn
The Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association presents this second set of clinical practice guidelines on neck pain, linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The purpose of these practice guidelines is to describe evidence-based orthopaedic physical therapy clinical practice and provide recommendations for (1) examination and diagnostic classification based on body functions and body structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions, (2) prognosis, (3) interventions provided by physical therapists, and (4) assessment of outcome for common musculoskeletal disorders...
September 2008: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Jenny K Hoang, Jyotsna Vanka, Benjamin J Ludwig, Christine M Glastonbury
OBJECTIVE: In this article, we present a 4-step approach to evaluating lymph nodes in the setting of head and neck squamous cell and thyroid carcinoma and highlight important tips and traps. CONCLUSION: The presence and extent of nodal metastases in head and neck cancer has a great impact on treatment and prognosis. Pretreatment CT and MRI of the neck are commonly performed to evaluate for nodal metastases.
January 2013: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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