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Manual Therapy Effective and Safe for Cervicogenic Cephalic Syndrome

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Cervicogenic cephalic syndrome is a condition characterized by headaches and dizziness caused by dysfunction in the neck. A recent literature review found that manual therapies, such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic, are a safe and effective treatment option for patients with cervicogenic cephalic syndrome. Medicine, February 2021

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Manipulation for Treatment of Lumbar Disk Herniation

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A study that included 67 lumbar disk herniation patients revealed that six spinal manipulative therapy treatments spread over two weeks not only resulted in improvements in pain and function, but also in the curvature of the lumbar spine. Spinal manipulation is the primary form of treatment utilized by doctors of chiropractic for musculoskeletal conditions of the spine. China Journal of Orthopeadics and Traumatology, January 2021

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Manual Therapy Aids in Management of Neck Pain

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Among a group of 60 patients with neck pain, researchers observed that those treated with the combination of manual therapies and physiotherapy modalities experienced greater improvements in pain and disability than patients treated with physiotherapy alone. Doctors of chiropractic often address neck pain with a multimodal approach that may include manual therapies, modalities, exercises, and nutritional recommendations. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, January 2021

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Spinal Manipulation for Tension-Type Headaches

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Tension-type headache patients treated with the combination of spinal manipulation and exercise experienced greater improvements with respect to headache frequency and severity than those treated with either myofascial release of the suboccipital muscles or exercise alone. Doctors of chiropractic commonly use a combination of spinal manipulation and specific exercises when managing patients with tension-type and other forms of headache.
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, January 2021

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Exercise to Address Increased Thoracic Kyphosis Benefits Neck Region

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Thoracic hyperkyphosis is a term used to describe an exaggerated curvature of the upper back, which can affect the
muscles and soft tissues in the neck, leading to cervical pain and disability. A study that included 24 thoracic
hyperkyphosis patients revealed that corrective exercises were more effective for improving sagittal posture,
cervical muscle strength and endurance, and cross-sectional area of the deep cervical muscles than traditional
resistance training and physical therapy. Doctors of chiropractic often utilize a combination of manual ...

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