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Pulse pressure findings following upper cervical care: a practice-based observational study

April 25, 2019

Introduction: Pulse pressure is an indicator of cardiovascular health and is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressures. An important etiologic consideration is autonomic nervous system balance. The purpose of this study is to observe pulse pressure changes following a six-week course of care utilizing an upper cervical technique. Methods: One hundred and thirty

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Missed cervical spine fracture-dislocations prior to manipulation: A review of three cases

August 15, 2014

Three cases of patients with fracture-dislocations of their cervical spines following forced flexion injuries are presented. All received cervical manipulation without proper clinical and radiographic evaluation. These cases stress the importance of a thorough examination prior to the application of manipulative therapy.BR (JCCA 1986; 30(2):69-75) Key Words: fracture, cervical spine, diagnosis, manipulation On présente trois

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Giant-cell tumour in the cervical spine: a case report

August 13, 2014

A forty-six-year-old man presented with a two-month history of increasing neck pain of insidious onset. He received treatment from his family doctor and chiropractor consisting of analgesics and manipulation respectively, both of which did not offer relief. The patient presented to University Hospital where plain radiographs and CT showed a pathological fracture of the C4

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Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a case report

August 13, 2014

Ossification of the posterior lingitudinal ligament (OPLL) has recently been recognized as a clinical entity. It is a rare condition, having a higher incidence in the Japanese population. It is characterized by hyperplasia of cartilage cells with eventual endochondral ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. The radiographic signs are characteristic and consist of a linear

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Anatomical and functional perspectives of the cervical spine: Part 1: the “normal” cervical spine

August 13, 2014

This is the first of a three part series describing the clinical issues surrounding the radiographic assessment of the cervical spine. Defined in this literature review is the working definition of cervical stability. Described are the “normal” anatomical relationships between the cervical vertebrae for both the adult and the child, as portrayed by lateral radiographs.

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