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Manipulation Does Not Cause Dissection

Manipulation Does Not Cause Dissection TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Early case reports suggested that cervical manipulation (CM) was the cause of cervical artery dissection (CAD) in patients and their resultant cerebrovascular accidents. Cassidy published a 2008 report in Spine calling this assertion into question and found that the association of dissection following chiropractic physician exposure was similar to exposure to...

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Functional Neurology Investigated

Functional Neurology Investigated Take Home Message: Functional neurology (FN) is a novel approach of understanding, diagnosing and managing a wide variety of neurological and musculoskeletal complaints In this review, the authors describe the functional neurology approach to neurological disease using standard and unique neurological understanding and testing procedures. As with many novel techniques, FN has...

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Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection

Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection Take Home Message: Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) has been associated with fast neck movements including cervical manipulation (CM) Recent research has called into question any role cervical manipulation may play with regard to causing VAD This article demonstrates a fully spontaneous VAD without exposure to cervical manipulation, sports trauma or fast neck movements....

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Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI

Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI

Underrecognized Sleep Disorders Persist Following mTBI TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Increased sleep needs are likely part of the recovery process after traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, there is increasing recognition that many patients have long-term sleep–wake disturbances as a residual consequence of TBI. In this comprehensive prospective study, patients with first-ever TBI were followed and a sleep assessment...

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Surfer’s Myelopathy

Key Points:   Surfer’s myelopathy is a rare, acute, atraumatic myelopathy that occurs in novice surfers. Afflicted individuals are often thin, have poorly developed back musculature, but are otherwise healthy. Symptoms typically start with mild or intense back pain, rapidly progressing to complete or incomplete myelopathy. Clinical and imaging findings have suggested a vascular etiology...

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Dr. Ron Fudala Published in Dynamic Chiropractic

Dr. Ron Fudala Published in Dynamic Chiropractic ICCN Newswire:  ICCN member Dr. Ron Fudala lectured on lumbar spinal stenosis at the Mid South Spine Symposium in Memphis, TN in February 2016.  His lecture was stimulating and greatly appreciated by those in attendance. Since Dr. Fudala had done the research to prepare for his lectures, he...

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Even Mild Head Impact Impairs Vision

Even Mild Head Impact Impairs Vision TAKE-HOME MESSAGE It is fully understood that concussion results in visual near point convergence (NPC) impairment. However, this article demonstrates that NPC is impaired even with multiple subconcussive head impacts.  Though the authors believe NPC may become a tool in measuring and evaluating brain injury severity, it is my...

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Melatonin Helps Headaches

Melatonin Helps Headaches TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Levels of the pineal hormone melatonin have been found to be low in migraine and in cluster headache. Melatonin acts as a biological clock for sleep, an antioxidant, an antihypertensive, an anxiolytic and a sedative. Oral melatonin has shown promising results in migraine prevention. This study demonstrated that 4mg of...

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Spinal Manipulation Changes Brain Processing

Spinal Manipulation Changes Brain Processing TAKE-HOME Message For the past 15 years, researchers have observed changes in brain processing following spinal manipulation (SM). This article demonstrates that changes occur in the prefrontal cortex following cervical SM over areas of segmental dysfunction. The prefrontal cortex plays a vital role in sensory motor integration and higher executive...

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Migraineurs Suffer Restless Legs

Migraineurs Suffer Restless Legs TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Poor sleep is a confounder in migraine recovery and tends to increase migraine incidence. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) impairs high quality sleep. In this large study, migraine patients were found to have a higher prevalence of RLS than normal controls and their RLS symptoms were much worse. Efforts to...

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