Information on the cervical lordosis & the Kennedy NeckDeck

In 1986 an excellent study on the cervical lordosis was published in Spine by Gore et al. They found an average of 22 degrees as the typical cervical curve configuration. Only a minority; 9% with a kyphosis neck were found to be a symptomatic. Both Gore and studies by Owens and Hoiris clearly indicate a 21-22 degree curve as measured between C2-C7 may be considered an approx. normal. These findings suggest a deep lordosis may play a role in keeping the neck pain-free (or less susceptible). In terms of degeneration those with a deeper lordosis tended to have significantly less end plate sclerosis and osteophytes. Again suggesting lordosis may help maintain the cervical spines structural health. Additionally, though some with a loss of lordosis or a kyphosis may not exhibit pain they may be in the minority and there is no reason to believe such deformities are “normal variants” or equally as acceptable as a structural component of the cervical spine.
A conclusory statement from Harrison on this topic is: ” a great majority of studies on pain in the cervical spine suggest braces, analgesics, placebos and rest give comparable levels of relief to spinal manipulation….thus it makes sense that Chiropractors would better serve their patients by attempting to rehabilitate the cervical curve than simply ministering to their symptoms. Kyphosis deformities are NOT normal variants”.
I designed the NeckDeck as a cost effective means to engage the majority of patients with a simple and comfortable entrance into the realm of cervical curve restoration via extension remodeling traction.

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