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2011 Surgical Management of Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739286

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a complex multifactorial disease process combining both metabolic and biomechanical factors. The role for surgical intervention and choice of anterior or posterior approach is controversial. The object of this study was to review the literature and present a single-institution experience with surgical...
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2011 Work-life Conflict and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/740563

Conclusion: Future research and workplace interventions for the prevention of MSD need to consider WLC as an important stressor, and the MSD risk factor identified in this study.
Work-life Conflict and Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Cross-sectional Study of an Unexplored Association Oliver Hämmig; Michaela Knecht; Thomas Läubli; Georg F Bauer BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2011;12...
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Atlantoaxial instability eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic503.htm

Atlantoaxial instability (AAI) is characterized by excessive movement at the junction between the atlas (C1) and axis (C2) due to either a bony or ligamentous abnormality. Neurologic symptoms occur when the spinal cord is involved. The causes of AAI are varied. AAI sometimes results from trauma. Other cases occur secondary to...
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Cervical Disc Disease eMedicine PMR

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/305720-overview

Cervical disc disorders encountered in physiatric practice include herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP), degenerative disc disease (DDD), and internal disc disruption (IDD). HNP implies extension of disc material beyond the posterior margin of the vertebral body. Most of the herniation is made up of the annulus fibrosus. DDD involves degenerative annular...
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Cervical Disk Protrusion and Lesions

Location: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40025966/

Cervical disc disorders can include:
Disc herniation (prolapsed intervertebral disc)
Degenerative disc disease (cervical spondylosis)
Internal disc disruption
Infection (discitis)
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Cervical Myofascial Pain eMedicine PMR

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic26.htm

Descriptions of myofascial pain date back to the mid 1800s when Froriep described muskelschwiele or muscle calluses. He described these calluses as tender areas in muscle that felt like a cord or band associated with rheumatic complaints. In the early 1900s, Gowers first used the term fibrositis to describe muscular...
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Cervical Radiculopathy eMedicine Sports

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94118-overview

Cervical radiculopathy is a dysfunction of a nerve root of the cervical spine. The seventh (C7; 60%) and sixth (C6; 25%) cervical nerve roots are the most commonly affected. In the younger population, cervical radiculopathy is a result of a disk herniation or an acute injury causing foraminal impingement of an...
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Cervical Sprain and Strain eMedicine PMR

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic28.htm

Cervical strain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems encountered by generalists and neuromusculoskeletal specialists in the clinic.
One cause of cervical strain is termed cervical acceleration-deceleration injury. This is frequently called whiplash injury.
Whiplash is the most common sequela of nonfatal car injuries. Whiplash is one of the most poorly...
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Deaths after Chiropractic Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/726445

Objective: The aim of this study was to summarise all cases in which chiropractic spinal manipulation was followed by death.
Results: Twenty six fatalities were published in the medical literature and many more might have remained unpublished. The alleged pathology usually was a vascular accident involving the dissection of a vertebral...
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Minimum detectable and minimal clinically important changes for pain in patients with nonspecific neck pain

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/9/43/abstract

Minimum detectable and minimal clinically important changes for pain in patients with nonspecific neck pain Francisco M Kovacs , Victor Abraira , Ana Royuela , Josep Corcoll , Luis Alegre , Miquel Tomas , Maria Antonia Mir , Alejandra Cano , Alfonso Muriel , Javier Zamora , Maria Teresa Gil del...
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Os odontoideum eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic424.htm

Os odontoideum describes a condition in which the dens is separated from the axis body. Os odontoideum initially was thought to be a congenital failure of fusion of the dens to the remainder of the axis. As such, it usually is grouped with other craniocervical junction abnormalities, such as dental...
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Qigong versus Exercise versus No Therapy for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739028

Conclusion. Qigong was more effective than no treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. Further studies could be designed without waiting list control and should use a larger sample to clarify the value of qigong compared to exercise therapy.
Qigong versus Exercise versus No Therapy for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain A...
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The Influence of Education and Exercise on Neck Pain Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/729024

Neck pain is a significant contributor to worldwide disability and poses a considerable financial burden to its stakeholders. The prognosis for chronic neck pain is generally poor, and the associated disability seems to be more persistent than low back pain. It has been suggested that the goals of a rehabilitation...
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The Potential Complications of Chiropractic Therapy

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/740848

A 43-year-old previously healthy woman presents to her primary care clinician 1 day after a first session of spinal manipulation at a chiropractic office. She had been experiencing chronic headaches for over 2 years that were not responsive to conventional medications. She asked friends for a recommendation for a local...
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Upper limbs dysmetria caused by cervical spinal cord injury

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2377/9/50/abstract

Case presentation A 51-year-old male had sudden onset of weakness, dysmetria over bilateral upper limbs and ataxia after he fell accidentally. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed no specific findings. C-spine MRI revealed C1 myelopathy and C4-6 spinal cord compression by bulged disc. The symptoms subsided after surgical intervention.
Conclusion Sudden onset of...
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