Reorganization of the Cervical Curve & Improved Quality of Life Following Network Spinal Analysis Care: A Case Study
Daniel M. Knowles III, D.C., Richelle Knowles, D.C., Boo Burnier, B.A., D.C.
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ December 7, 2015 ~ Pages 217-225
Objective: The objective of this study is to report on the reorganization of the cervical curve in a patient undergoing Network Spinal Analysis chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: The patient is a 31-year-old male who presented for Network care with complaints of arthritis in his neck, stabbing pain in ribs and numbness/tingling in both hands. Radiographs were taken which demonstrated an Atlas Plane Angle measurement of 14.7° indicating loss of cervical lordosis.
Intervention and Outcomes: Chiropractic care plan consisted of Network Spinal Analysis care. Based on initial spinal assessment, low force spinal adjustment contacts were applied to enhance spinal and neural integrity and increase somatic awareness. The patient received a total of 61 adjustments over a period of 6 months. After 6 months surface electromyography, thermal scan, radiology and patient’s subjective assessment demonstrated significant improvement. Lateral cervical film showed increase in Atlas Plane Angle to 30° and the restoration of the patient’s lordotic cervical curve.
Conclusion: This case study reports on the increase of the cervical lordosis in a patient undergoing Network Spinal Analysis care. Improvement in the patient’s objective outcomes indicates that while under Network care, the patient’s body has undergone reorganization. This case study adds to subluxation-based chiropractic research focused on the restoration of the cervical curve. Further research is warranted to determine the relationship between Network Spinal Analysis adjustments and improvement in the cervical curvature.
Key Words: Cervical curve, cervical lordosis, chiropractic, Network Spinal Analysis, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, reorganizational healing