The effect of normalizing the sagittal cervical configuration on dizziness, neck pain, and cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility: a 1-year randomized controlled study
Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Harrison DE. The effect of normalizing the sagittal cervical configuration on dizziness, neck pain, and cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility: a 1-year randomized controlled study. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2017 Feb;53(1):57–71.
This study was done to evaluate how the treatment of the posture and alignment of the cervical spine would affect symptoms of dizziness, neck pain, and the ability to accurately sense head position. One group in the study received spinal joint mobilization, myofascial release (massage), and therapeutic exercises for head posture, and the other group received the same interventions, plus Denneroll traction to restore normal cervical spine alignment. After the study, both groups had similar improvements in pain, and dizziness, however, the Denneroll traction group showed significantly better improvements in cervical spine alignment and curvature. At 1 year follow-up, the Denneroll traction group had not only maintained the improvements in alignment, but the dizziness had also improved! The control group, who did not receive traction, had regressed and their symptoms were much closer to what they had been before any treatment.
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