30-4 Cervical Spine

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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

This issue of D.C. Tracts targets a wide array of elements with respect to cervical spine...

This issue of D.C. Tracts targets a wide array of elements with respect to cervical spine issues. The epidemiology of these makes them an important subject for our consideration, since a large number of this patient population will seek chiropractic care.

Dr. Danielle Southerst’s feature article offers important information for every chiropractor regarding an extremely common source of neck pain – traffic collisions. She reviews evidence-based assessments and treatments for neck pain management, along with guideline recommendations for treatment, assessment and positive outcomes.

Dr. Brynne Stainsby’s audio lecture discusses various treatment methods for neck pain which are founded on evidence-based studies of this clinical condition. She also alerts the listener to important contraindications and safety concerns.

Dr. Tracey Littrell’s audio lecture complements the other contributors in this edition of D.C. Tracts, as she focuses on the cervical spine as it relates to pediatric cervical injuries, including a review of radiographic guidelines.

Dr. Yasmeen Khan’s abstracts and commentaries of three current articles provide an interesting variation of succinct and clinically relevant views on the outcomes of chiropractic treatment for cervical spine pain in specific populations, including women and older veterans.

Vincent P. Lucido, DC, DACBO

A note of gratitude

For the past 18 years, Dr. Vincent Lucido has passionately served as our Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Lucido has guided D.C. Tracts over the years with his devotion to education and with great insight into the needs of our readers. His dedication to D.C. Tracts and chiropractic educational development has been greatly appreciated.

Dr. Lucido has decided to retire from his post as Editor-in-Chief to dedicate his time to other interests. He will remain with D.C. Tracts as an Editorial Advisor. On behalf of the Data Trace Publishing Company family and our patrons, we offer Dr. Lucido our heartfelt thanks and wishes for much continued success and health. We are so grateful for the years he has dedicated to our publication.

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Management of Neck Pain Related to Traffic Collisions: A Review of Guideline Recommendations for Assessment, Treatment and Outcomes
    Danielle Southerst, DC, FCCS(C)
    • Evidence-Based Treatment for Neck Pain
      Brynne Stainsby, BA, DC, FCCS(C)
    • Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries: Special Presentations and Radiographic Guidelines
      Tracey A. Littrell, DC, DACBR
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS
    • Changes in Female Veterans’ Neck Pain following Chiropractic Care at a Hospital for Veterans
    • Chiropractic Treatment Including Instrument-Assisted Manipulation for Non-Specific Dizziness and Neck Pain in Community-Dwelling Older People: A Feasibility Randomised Sham-Controlling Trial
    • Long-Term Trajectories of Patients with Neck Pain and Low Back Pain Presenting to Chiropractic Care: A Latent Class Growth Analysis