Index to Chiropractic Literature
Index to Chiropractic Literature
My ICL     Sign In
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Index to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic Literature
Share:

ICL Home


For best results switch to Advanced Search.
Article Detail
Return to Search Results
ID 25167
Title Chiropractic management of three young athletes with concussion [case report]
URL http://www.cjaonline.com.au/index.php/cja/article/view/190
Journal Chiropr J Aust. 2018 ;46(1):Online access only p 29-47
Author(s)
Subject(s)
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes

Objective: The purpose of this case series is to describe chiropractic management and return-to-play of 3 student football players who had experienced concussion.

Clinical Features: Three young football players (ages 16, 15, and 11) sought care within 3 days after sustaining a concussion. Each athlete had neck pain accompanied by a headache.

Intervention and Outcome: Manual therapies and therapeutic exercises were provided by a chiropractor to help treat cervical spine symptoms and dysfunction. Each patient was also taken through computerized neurocognitive testing during the evaluation of the return-to-play process. At the conclusion of the treatments, all symptoms had resolved including neck pain and headaches. Additionally, cervical spine dysfunction had resolved, the neurocognitive testing scores had improved and each person was returned to play.

Conclusion Three football players with cervical spine symptoms, all having sustained a concussion, were managed and treated by a doctor of chiropractic. Manual therapies and therapeutic exercises were directed toward reducing cervical spine dysfunction, which appeared to have a beneficial effect on resolution of symptoms and return-to-play.

Author keywords: Concussion; Sports Medicine

Author affiliations: HO: Private practice of chiropractic, Bigfork, MN; MT: Associate Dean of Clinical Science, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenpor; SL: Private practice of chiropractic

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Click on the above link for free full text. PDF version


 

      Text (Citation) Tagged (Export) Excel
 
Email To
Subject
 Message
Format
HTML Text     Excel



Search Tips
  • Enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  Examples: "low back pain", "evidence-based"
  • Retrieve all forms of a word with an asterisk*, also called a wildcard or truncation.  Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
  • Register an account in My ICL to save search histories (My Searches) and collections of records (My Collections)
Advanced Search Tips