Spinal Kyphosis Causes Demyelination and Neuronal Loss in the Spinal Cord

Published July 1, 2019

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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