Loss of Curve and Increased Stress on Structures

Published August 18, 2015

Car crashes can cause a reversed cervical curve. Being able to treat this problem may require ongoing appropriate care and treatment and patient education. Here is a study that shows how a straight neck (not even kyphotic) increases pressure on the facets and discs by a large factor, including areas of the brain! Our patients need appropriate care. This study explains why these injuries DO NOT heal is 6 weeks. Use this explanation and put it in your notes to support why you are treating this patient. "The result demonstrated that the active movement range of straightened cervical spine . . .

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