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Ibrahim M Moustafa, Aliaa A Diab, Deed E Harrison
BACKGROUND: Cervicogenic dizziness is a disabling condition commonly associated with cervical dysfunction. Although the growing interest with the importance of normal sagittal configuration of cervical spine, the missing component in the management of cervicogenic dizziness might be altered structural alignment of the cervical spinal region itself. AIM: To investigate the immediate and long-term effects of a 1-year multimodal program, with the addition of cervical lordosis restoration and anterior head translation (AHT) correction, on the severity of dizziness, disability, cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility, and cervical pain in patients with cervicogenic dizziness...
August 30, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ibrahim M Moustafa, Aliaa A Diab, Shimaa Taha, Deed E Harrison
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immediate and 1-year effects of a multimodal program, with cervical lordosis and anterior head translation (AHT) rehabilitation, on the severity of pain, disability, peripheral and central nervous system function in patients with discogenic cervical radiculopathy (DCR). DESIGN: A randomized controlled study with a 1-year and 10-week follow-up. SETTING: University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 40 (27 males) patients with chronic DCR, a defined hypolordotic cervical spine and AHT posture were randomly assigned to the control (43...
August 26, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sun-Mi Lee, Su Chan Oh, Jin S Yeom, Ji-Hoon Shin, Sam-Guk Park, Duk-Seop Shin, Myun-Whan Ahn, Gun Woo Lee
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Generalized joint laxity (GJL) can have a negative impact on lumbar spine pathology, including low back pain, disc degeneration, and disc herniation, but the relationship between GJL and cervical spine conditions remains unknown. PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between GJL and cervical spine conditions, including the prevalence of posterior neck pain (PNP), cervical disc herniation (CDH), and cervical disc degeneration (CDD), in a young, active population...
August 5, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Bon Sub Gu, Jin Hoon Park, Han Yu Seong, Sang Ku Jung, Sung Woo Roh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort Study OBJECTIVE.: To compare the feasibility of posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy (PCF) for V- or parallel-shaped foraminal stenosis (FS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: During PCF, the need for extensive facet resection would depend on the extent of any pathology. When resection is extensive, the possibilities of instability and incomplete decompression should be considered. METHODS: From March 2004 to March 2015, we enrolled 36 patients following single-level PCF procedures for FS...
July 7, 2016: Spine
Gerry van der Mieren, Tom Mertens, Francis J Somville
Spontaneous vertebral artery dissection is a rare condition, mainly affecting young adults with non-specific symptoms, which are often considered not severe. We report a case of a non-traumatic vertebral artery dissection in a 30-year-old woman. Our patient presented with unilateral right-sided neck pain and frontal headache during 3 weeks and recently developed right-sided vision problems. History and clinical findings were non-specific. Neurovascular imaging showed a right-sided vertebral artery dissection from C2 to C6 with an intima flap at C5-C6...
July 4, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Gyu Yeul Ji, Chang Hyun Oh, Dong Ah Shin, Yoon Ha, Seong Yi, Keung Nyun Kim, Hyun Cheol Shin, Do Heum Yoon
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term clinical and radiologic outcomes of hybrid surgery (HS) and 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (2-ACDF) in patients with 2-level cervical disk disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In a previous study with a 2-year follow-up, HS was shown to be superior to 2-ACDF, with a better Neck Disability Index (NDI) score, less postoperative neck pain, faster C2-C7 range of motion (ROM) recovery, and less adjacent ROM increase...
June 28, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Willa R Sasso, Joseph D Smucker, Maria P Sasso, Rick C Sasso
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, Randomized, Single-Center, Clinical Trial. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively examine the 7 and 10-year outcomes of cervical arthroplasty to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degeneration of the cervical discs causing radiculopathy is a frequent source of surgical intervention, commonly treated with ACDF. Positive clinical outcomes are associated with arthrodesis techniques, yet there remains a long-term concern for adjacent segment change...
June 21, 2016: Spine
Lei Kuang, Yuqiao Chen, Bing Wang, Lei Li, Guohua Lü
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of cervical disk arthroplasty (CDA) compared with anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of 2-level cervical spondylopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CDA has emerged as a potential alternative to ACDF in patients with cervical disk degeneration. But there are no published systematic reviews and meta-analyses comparing CDA with ACDF for the treatment of 2-level cervical spondylopathy...
June 10, 2016: Clin Spine Surg
Kien Trinh, Nadine Graham, Dominik Irnich, Ian D Cameron, Mario Forget
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is one of the three most frequently reported complaints of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments for neck pain are varied, as are perceptions of benefit. Acupuncture has been used as an alternative to more conventional treatment for musculoskeletal pain. This review summarises the most current scientific evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture for acute, subacute and chronic neck pain. This update replaces our 2006 Cochrane review update on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of acupuncture for adults with neck pain, with focus on pain relief, disability or functional measures, patient satisfaction and global perceived effect...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
B Wirth, T Duarte Ferreira, M Mittelholzer, B K Humphreys, U Boutellier
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic neck pain show also respiratory dysfunctions. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) on chronic neck pain. METHODS: In this pilot study (single-subject design: 3 baseline measurements, 4 measurements during RMET), 15 neck patients (49.3 ± 13.7 years; 13 females) conducted 20 sessions of home-based RMET using a SpiroTiger® (normocapnic hyperpnoea). Maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV), maximal inspiratory (Pimax) and expiratory (Pemax) pressure were measured before and after RMET...
March 18, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Shannon Bravo Petersen, Chad Cook, Megan Donaldson, Amy Hassen, Alyson Ellis, Ken Learman
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of manual therapy (MT) and an augmentative exercise programme (AEP) versus MT and general neck range of motion (ROM) on functional outcomes for patients with neck pain. A secondary objective was to examine changes in self-report measures and quantitative sensory testing (QST) following MT and AEP. METHODS: This was a randomised clinical trial. Seventy-two patients with neck pain were recruited. All patients received a single session of MT...
December 2015: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Emre Baskan, Nesrin Yağci, Orçin Telli Atalay, Emine Aslan Telci
OBJECTIVE: The musculoskeletal pain is one of the leading health problems among employed women. The aim of our study was to examine musculoskeletal pain, depression and quality of life (QOL) among employed women and find out the differences with unemployed women. METHODS: A hundred and fifty employed women and 151 housewives were included in our study. We used visual analog scale (VAS) for the assessment of pain, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) for the depressive symptoms and Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) for the assessment of QOL...
February 19, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Andy Chien, Dar-Ming Lai, Shwu-Fen Wang, Wei-Li Hsu, Chih-Hsiu Cheng, Jaw-Lin Wang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, time series design. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is two-fold: firstly, to investigate the impact of altered cervical alignment and range of motion (ROM) on patients' self-reported outcomes after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and secondly, to comparatively differentiate the influence of single- and two-level ACDF on the cervical ROM and adjacent segmental kinematics up to 12-month postoperatively. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is one of the most commonly employed surgical interventions to treat degenerative disc disease...
August 1, 2016: Spine
Shannon M Petersen, Nathan A Domino, Chad E Cook
BACKGROUND: People with neck pain often present with weakness in the scapulothoracic muscles. Few studies have examined lower trapezius (LT), middle trapezius (MT) and serratus anterior (SA) muscle strength in individuals with neck pain, nor compared strength to asymptomatic individuals. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine LT, MT and SA muscle strength in individuals with chronic neck pain. METHODS: Descriptive cross sectional design...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
R De Pauw, I Coppieters, J Kregel, K De Meulemeester, L Danneels, B Cagnie
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a common disabling worldwide health problem with a high socio-economic burden. Changes underlying the transition to, or the maintenance of a chronic state are still barely understood. Increasing evidence suggests that morphological muscle changes, including changes in cross-sectional area (CSA) or fatty infiltration, play a role in chronic neck pain. However, a structured overview of the current evidence of morphological changes is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the morphological muscle changes in patients with chronic neck pain, including those with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) and chronic idiopathic neck pain...
April 2016: Manual Therapy
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