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Tag: Cervical Vertebrae

The Neck Disability Index: a study of reliability and validity.

Posted: May 31, 2016 at 8:51 am   /   Degenerative, General Spine

The Neck Disability Index (NDI) was developed by Vernon and Mior in the late 1980’s and published in 1991. It remains the most widely used outcome instrument for the assessment of patients with neck related disorders. The NDI was developed to provide an objective measure to assess activities of daily living (ADL) in patients with […]

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Frequency and clinical predictors of adverse reactions to chiropractic care in the UCLA neck pain study.

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 7:22 am   /   Degenerative

This study by Hurwitz et al from 2005 looked at the type and frequency of adverse events associated with chiropractic treatments for neck pain. Study participants were included if they had neck pain without progressive neurologic deficit or presence of disc herniations. Additionally they were excluded if they had evidence of myelopathy, spondyloarthropathy or were […]

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Abnormal magnetic-resonance scans of the cervical spine in asymptomatic subjects. A prospective investigation.

Posted: December 5, 2015 at 8:18 am   /   Degenerative

This classic paper published by Boden et al (1990) is a parallel study to the one investigating abnormal magnetic resonance imaging scans of the lumbar spine in asymptomatic subjects that was published the same year. This study included 63 asymptomatic volunteers who were screened and underwent an MRI scan of the cervical spine. The MRI […]

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Radiculopathy and myelopathy at segments adjacent to the site of a previous anterior cervical arthrodesis.

Posted: December 5, 2015 at 8:13 am   /   Degenerative

This study by Hilibrand et al remains one of the most widely cited studies in regarding adjacent segment disease following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.   The study population of 374 consecutive patients (409 fusions) were followed prospectively for the development of adjacent segment disease, as defined by symptomatic radiculopathy or myelopathy, at an adjacent segment […]

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