This course provides an integrated education for the Doctor of Chiropractic in the science and art of cervical spine disorders. A detailed literature review is presented of the non-randomized and randomized trials covering correction of the sagittal cervical spine to improve a variety of cervical disorders in patient populations. The randomized trial data can be used to document that the frequency and duration of spine rehabilitation should be an initial minimum of 9-12 weeks with 30-40 sessions of treatment. The RCT data clearly establishes that sagittal cervical correction to a cervical lordosis of at least 20 degrees and head translation reductions to under 20 mm are both needed to improve chronic neck pain, disability, function, and neurophysiology measures. This survey of research material will be reviewed supporting the utilization and efficacy of CBP® technique structural rehabilitation treatment methods across a multitude of cervical spine disorder populations.
• 3- Non randomized clinical control trials
• 10 randomized clinical control trials testing extension cervical traction procedures for rehabilitation of cervical lordosis cervical spine disorders.
• Types of cervical spine disorders that have been found to respond to corrective chiropractic care: neck pain, neck disability, range of motion.
• Sensori-motor control definition, methods, and outcomes.
• Neuro-physiological measures and outcomes: Dermatomal somato-sensory evoked potentials (DSSEP’s) and central conduction time.
• Frequency, duration, and clinical guidelines of care.
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