RA 환자의 목과 두통 치료 사례 작성자 : 이중현     작성일 : 2019-03-25

Resolution of Headaches & Neck Pain in a 59-Year-

Old Male with Rheumatoid Arthritis Undergoing

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report


Jason Slagel, D.C.

Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ March 14, 2019 ~ Pages 19-27


Objective: To review the positive health outcomes of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis experiencing headaches and neck pain undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care.

Clinical Features: A 59-year-old male presented to a private chiropractic practice with a chief complaint of headaches, neck pain, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Intervention and Outcomes: Eight upper cervical adjustments were delivered over a period of 12 visits in 10.5 weeks utilizing the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) Technique. Complete resolution of headaches and neck pain were reported by the patient following the first adjustment and the patient was able to discontinue his medication.

Conclusion: The upper cervical subluxation may be a contributing factor to rheumatoid arthritis related pain. Reduction of the subluxation with specific vectored correction may help reduce pain not only in the head and neck, but throughout the entire body in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. More research is warranted investigating the effects of upper cervical care and rheumatoid arthritis.

Key Words: Rheumatoid Arthritis, RA, headache, neck pain, upper cervical, subluxation, orthogonal, NUCCA, chiropractic, arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, chiropractic adjustment

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이중현  2019-03-25
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