Spinal Kyphosis Causes Demyelination and Neuronal Loss in the Spinal Cord

Published July 1, 2019

Hello Professionally Integrated,

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 and 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 . . .

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