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  Title Cox decompression manipulation and guided rehabilitation of a patient with a post surgical C6-C7 fusion with spondylotic myelopathy and concurrent L5-S1 radiculopathy [case report]
Journal J Chiropr Med. 2014 Jun;13(2):110-115
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe combined treatment utilizing Cox distraction manipulation and guided rehabilitation for a patient with spine pain and post-surgical C6-7 fusion with spondylotic myelopathy and L5-S1 radiculopathy.

Clinical features: A 38-year-old man presented to a chiropractic clinic with neck pain and a history of an anterior cervical spine plate fusion at C6-7 after a work related accident 4 years earlier. He had signs and symptoms of spondolytic myelopathy and right lower back, right posterior thigh pain and numbness.

Intervention and outcome: The patient was treated with Cox technique and rehabilitation. The patient experienced a reduction of pain on a numeric pain scale from 8/10 to 3/10. The patient was seen a total of 12 visits over 3 months. No adverse effects were reported.

Conclusions: A patient with a prior C6-7 fusion with spondylotic myelopathy and concurrent L5-S1 radiculopathy improved after a course of rehabilitation and Cox distraction manipulation. Further research is needed to establish its efficiency.

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