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R + C Factors and Sacro Occipital Technique Orthopedic Blocking: a pilot study using pre and post VAS assessment

June 16, 2015

Introduction: The concept of a systematic or predictive relationship between distant vertebral levels distinct from accumulative functional compensatory mechanisms, such as in scoliosis, has been perpetuated within chiropractic technique systems based on clinical observation and experience. This study seeks to investigate this relationship between the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. Methods: Patients (experimental group n=26 and

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Tuberculous Spondylitis: a case report

August 15, 2014

A 21 year old oriental male presented with a one month history of neck pain associated with neck stiffness and dysphagia. A five week course of chiropractic treatment relieved most of his symptoms. Due to persistent tenderness in the suboccipital region and substantial weight loss, he was subsequently hospitialized. Further investigations revealed tuberculous osteomyelitis affecting

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Arteriovenous malformation of the spine as a cause of scoliosis

July 28, 2014

Spinal arteriovenous malformations are rare abnormalities that are difficult to recognize and treat. They represent 3.3 to 11 percent of all spinal cord tumours. The signs and symptoms most commonly encountered consist of progressive upper and lower motoneuron deficits, eventually leading to severe crippling disability. Ten to twenty percent of these patients will present with

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Efficacy of glucosamine, chondroitin, and methylsulfonylmethane for spinal degenerative joint disease and degenerative disc disease: a systematic review

June 10, 2014

Background: Nutritional supplements are commonly used for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including knee and hip degenerative joint disease. Although these supplements are occasionally recommended for patients with degenerative disc disease and spinal degenerative joint disease, the evidence supporting this use is unknown. Objective: To systematically search and assess the quality of the literature on

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