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Neck pain in children: a retrospective case series

September 09, 2016

Introduction: Spinal pain in the paediatric population is a significant health issue, with an increasing prevalence as they age. Paediatric patients attend for chiropractor care for spinal pain, yet, there is a paucity of quality evidence to guide the practitioner with respect to appropriate care planning. Methods: A retrospective chart review was used to describe

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Improvement in clinical outcomes after dry needling in a patient with occipital neuralgia

June 15, 2015

The primary purpose of this case report is to outline the diagnosis, intervention and clinical outcome of a patient presenting with occipital neuralgia. Upon initial presentation, the patient described a four-year history of stabbing neck pain and headaches. After providing informed consent, the patient underwent a total of four dry needling (DN) sessions over a two-week

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Is there a role for neck manipulation in elderly falls prevention? – An overview

March 01, 2015

Many risk factors exist for falls in the elderly. Dizziness is an important risk factor for such falls. Spinal pain has also been identified as a risk factor for these falls. In this overview of the literature, we examine studies, including trials, of neck manipulation for neck pain, unsteadiness and falls risk relevant to the elderly. We also examine two related,

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Unstable os odontoideum in young children

July 14, 2014

Os odontoideum is a rare anomaly of the odontoid process. When unstable, it can be a source of neck pain that can result in serious neurological injury. In young children, the presence of a transverse lucency at the base of the dens represents the normal developing growth plate. However, os odontoideum should be considered in

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Cervical disc calcification in children as a cause of neck pain

July 14, 2014

Cervical disc calcification is a rare cause of neck pain in children. Although the clinical and radiographic presentations are striking, the symptoms and radiological findings spontaneously subside without any long-term sequelae. Once diagnosed, conservative management consists of education and reassurance. A case of cervical intervertebral disc calcification in a 15-year-old boy is presented to illustrate

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