Cervical Hypolordosis: A Case Study Report Of Treatments And Outcomes
MetadataShow full item record
Cervical hypolordosis is a condition affecting the cervical vertebrae in which the normal anterior curvature shifts posteriorly from its original position, creating a flattening, causing pain and neuropathy in patients. Little data exists on the causes, treatment, and progression of this condition which gives motive for this case study report. A moderately active 51 year old female patient sought chiropractic treatment after experiencing numbness in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th digits of the left hand. She was diagnosed with a strain within the supraclavicular region. A hypolordotic curve of the cervical vertebrae was noted upon visual examination. She was treated using chiropractic techniques and regained 90% pre injury strength eradicating her symptoms. The patient later returned to the clinic with further neuropathy signs and symptoms. A differential diagnosis included thoracic outlet syndrome or disk herniation of the cervical vertebrae. An MRI revealed reverse cervical curvature and otseophytes along the lateral bodies of C5/C6 vertebrae. A treatment plan and protocol was followed addressing biochemical changes utilizing proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, stretching exercises, and a home exercise program. Within only 4 treatments the patient reported 90% self improvement of symptoms. With so little evidence about cervical hypolordosis it is important to note the positive outcomes of this patient and to utilize the information to treat and/or educate others who suffer from cervical hypolordosis.
Mentor: Rhonda Cross Beemer
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Martin, Cheryl Blunck (Drake University, 1993-11)Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) has progressed from an experimental therapy to a viable treatment for cancer. While the prospects for long-term survival following the procedure has increased, little is known about the ...
Peterson, Leo F. (Drake University, 1973-12)The problem. It was the purpose of this study to ask recovered alcoholics for their opinions on what worked to help them achieve sobriety. Procedure. After reviewing current literature, an opinionnaire wae prepared. The ...