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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Cervical Spine and Posture Stresses
- And Finally, a story about Spinal Manipulation and Cervicogenic Headache
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #553 recorded June 17, 2016.
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Cervical Spine and Posture Stresses
The purpose of a study published in the journal Neuro and Spine Surgery, was to assess the forces incrementally seen by the cervical spine as the head is tilted forward, into worsening posture.
This data is also necessary for cervical spine surgeons to understand in the reconstruction of the neck.
Billions of people are using cell phone devices on the planet, essentially in poor posture.
The weight seen by the spine dramatically increases when flexing the head forward at varying degrees. An adult head weighs 10 to 12 pounds in the neutral position.
As the head tilts forward the forces seen by the neck surges to 27 pounds at 15 degrees, 40 pounds at 30 degrees, 49 pounds at 45 degrees and 60 pounds at 60 degrees. At 90 degrees the model prediction was not reliable.
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Spinal Manipulation and Cervicogenic headache
Cervicogenic headache is a prevalent and costly pain condition commonly treated by chiropractors. There is evidence to support the effectiveness for spinal manipulation, but the dose of treatment required to achieve maximal relief remains unknown.
The purpose of a study published in the journal Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, was to describe the methodology for a randomized controlled trial evaluating the dose–response of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache in an adult population.
This is a mixed-methods, two-site, prospective, parallel groups, observer-blind, randomized controlled trial conducted at university-affiliated research clinics in the Portland, OR and Minneapolis, MN areas.
With growing concerns regarding the costs and side effects of commonly used conventional treatments, greater numbers of headache sufferers are seeking other approaches to care.
This is the first full-scale randomized controlled trial assessing the dose–response of spinal manipulation therapy on outcomes for cervicogenic headache. The results of this study will provide important evidence for the management of cervicogenic headache in adults.
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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