This is an interesting case example exploring the link between dental pain, TMJ pain and cervical pain. There are multiple pain mechanisms contributing to the overall presentation. It was definitely a complex case that required thinking outside the square in order to find the root of the problem.Read More
I'm sure you are all aware that different headache types exist as different clinical entities, but do you know the distinct features of each that aid in our differential diagnosis? Do you know what mechanisms underlie the headache felt in a migraine and what an aura actually is?
The purpose for this blog is to delve deeper into the specifics of primary headaches such as migraine with and without aura and TTH with the aim of better differentiating them from other headache types and recognising red flags.Read More
The forth and final blog covers the rehabilitation principles for retraining cervical motor control. Aside from discussing the initial two phases of rehab (activation patterns & coordination) we also compare the final stages of training for an office working, painter and athlete based on their functional requirements.Read More
This is the first of a 4-part series discussing motor control deficits in the cervical spine. The focus is to broaden your knowledge about the deep stabilising muscles of the neck, how they are assessed and how to design rehabilitation programs beyond DNCF exercises. First up - a review of the clinical anatomy.Read More
The third and final blog for this series covers the treatment modalities available for cervical radiculopathy. It is important to consider what the goals of your treatment are and how you are going to implement strategies to improve both the health and the movement of the nerve.Read More
When a patient presents with arm pain, paraesthesia and weakness, you may first suspect cervical radiculopathy. In the rare and more sinister cases however, a Pancoast tumour may be present. This blog reviews the clinical presentation and diagnostic work up of a patient with neck and shoulder pain.Read More