I have used this paper many times to educate many people and applied its principles to help grow our practice. This is evidence that if you find a cervical kyphosis, it should be treated to avoid LONG TERM COMPLICATIONS.
Here is a study that they caused kyphosis in animals. What the authors observed was:
1) the kyphosis gets worse
2) it causes demyliniation of the spinal cord.
So, if you have a patient that was in a crash and you can show a kyphotic neck, you can explain why this pathology, especially if left untreated will cause health problems. This . . .
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