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Vertebral Artery Dissection as a Cause of
Cervical Radiculopathy

Chiro.Org Blog: We describe a case of vertebral artery dissection presenting as cervical radiculopathy in a previously healthy 43-year-old woman who presented with proximal left arm weakness and neck pain aggravated by movement. Cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and angiography revealed dissection of the left vertebral artery with an intramural hematoma compressing the left C5 and C6 nerve roots. […]

Chiropractic Response to a Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection

Chiro.Org Blog: A 34-year old white woman reported to a chiropractic clinic with a constant burning pain at the right side of her neck and shoulder with a limited ability to turn her head from side to side, periods of blurred vision, and muffled hearing. Dizziness, visual and auditory disturbances, and balance difficulty abated within 1 hour of onset and were not present at the time of evaluation. A pain drawing indicated burning pain in the suboccipital area, neck, and upper shoulder on the right and a pins and needles sensation on the dorsal surface of both forearms. […]

Mobilization and Manipulation of the Cervical Spine in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache: Any Scientific Evidence?

Chiro.Org Blog: Seven of the 10 studies had statistically significant findings that subjects who received mobilization or manipulation interventions experienced improved outcomes or reported fewer symptoms than control subjects. These results suggest that mobilization or manipulation of the cervical spine may be beneficial for individuals who suffer from cervicogenic headache (CEH), although heterogeneity of the studies makes it difficult to generalize the findings. […]

Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care to Improve Sensorimotor Function Associated With Falls Risk in Older People

Chiro.Org Blog: Over 12 weeks, the chiropractic group improved compared with the control group in choice stepping reaction time (119 milliseconds; 95% confidence interval [CI], 26-212 milliseconds; P = .01) and sound-induced flash illusion (13.5%; 95% CI, 2.9%-24.0%; P = .01). Ankle joint position sense improved across the 4- and 12-week assessments (0.20°; 95% CI, 0.01°-0.39°; P = .049). Improvements were also seen between weeks 4 and 12 in the SF-36 physical component of quality of life (2.4; 95% CI, 0.04-4.8; P = .04) compared with control. […]

A Path Analysis of the Effects of the Doctor-patient Encounter and Expectancy in an Open-label Randomized Trial of Spinal Manipulation for the Care of Low Back Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: The therapeutic effects of care are complex and not limited to the consequences of a specific intervention. [1] Hence, nonspecific effects of care clearly need to be addressed in the design of randomized trials. Patient response expectancy can be an important contributor to the treatment effect. [2, 3] Provider enthusiasm during the treatment visit can also have a positive effect on outcomes. [4] […]

Comparison of Spinal Manipulation Methods and Usual Medical Care for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Manual-Thrust Manipulation (MTM) provides greater short-term reductions in self-reported disability and pain scores compared with Usual Medical Care (UMC) or Mechanical-Assisted Manipulation (MAM) […]

An Inspiring Story

This powerful video shows the story of a young man whose life was dramatically altered by a relatively short course of properly applied chiropractic treatment. In the spirit of sharing, this video appears to have been produced to demonstrate chiropractic technique rather than as a vehicle for self-promotion.

“Find it, fix it, and leave it […]