Can the Thoracic Kyphosis be modeled with a simple geometric shape CBP® NP#43, Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy CBP® NP#44

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Can the Thoracic Kyphosis be modeled with a simple geometric shape CBP® NP#43 However normal geometric models of the shape of kyphosis are rare. This study by Chiropractic BioPhysics researchers investigated Thoracic kyphosis of 80 normal lateral full-spine radiographs to obtain the mean thoracic kyphosis. Global and segmental angles were determined. Computer iteration processes passed geometric shapes through the posterior body coordinates of the mean thoracic kyphosis to determine the best fit model in the least squares sense. The T1 and T12 areas tended to be flatter in curvature when compared with T2-T11, indicating these are inflection points between the cervical and lumbar lordotic curves. The T2-T11 kyphotic region was closely modeled with approximately a 70-degree portion of an ellipse. This elliptical model can be used by clinicians and researchers for normal values against which to compare patient populations too and to use an estimate goal of non-surgical and surgical spine rehabilitation.

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy CBP® NP#44 This publication describes a senior patient who received Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) care including mirror-image cervical extension exercises, prone drop-table adjustments, and cervical extension traction. At the 26th treatment she reported no neck pain or numbness, and could walk barefoot again for the first time in 3 years. Cervical x-ray showed marked improvement in posture.

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Deed Harrison, DC Deed Harrison, DC

Deed E. Harrison, D.C., graduated from Life-West Chiropractic College in 1996. Dr. Harrison has developed and researched original spinal rehabilitation procedures and has lectured to thousands of Chiropractors in over 700 educational conferences around the world. He has authored approximately 160 peer-reviewed spine related publications, 7 spine textbooks, and numerous conference proceedings. He is a highly respected chiropractic researcher, educator, and authority in today’s profession. Dr. Harrison is / has been a manuscript reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed Spine journals including: Spine, Clinical Biomechanics, Clinical Anatomy, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the European Spine Journal, BMC Complimentary Alternative Medicine, and BMC Musculo-Skeletal Disorders. Dr. Harrison is a past member to the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), is a former International Chiropractors Association’s (ICA) Nevada State Assembly Representative member; and is the acting Chair of the PCCRP Chiropractic Radiography Guidelines. He formerly held a position on the Chiropractic Physicians Board of Nevada and is a life time member of the ICA. Currently, Dr. Harrison is the President / CEO of Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) Technique & Seminars, is the President of CBP NonProfit, Inc. – a spinal research foundation, and is the Clinical Director of the Ideal Spine Health Center in Eagle, ID, USA.

Can the Thoracic Kyphosis be modeled with a simple geometric shape CBP® NP#43, Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy CBP® NP#44