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What Is a Chiari Malformation? All You Need to Know

The headaches and neck pain got worse over time.  The dizziness made simple tasks challenging.  Medications and physical therapy did not help.  Your doctor is concerned and thinks you may have a Chiari Malformation.  What is a Chiari Malformation (CM)? What are the different types of Chiari Malformations? What are the symptoms of a Chiari … Continued


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What Are the Long Term Effects of Untreated Whiplash?

You were waiting for the red light to change when you heard the brakes screeching. Out of nowhere a large SUV rear ends you and pushes your vehicle into the intersection.  Your neck and shoulder hurt and you’re not processing all the information.  Your doctor thinks you have Whiplash.  What is Whiplash?  What are the … Continued


What Is the Success Rate of C1-C2 Fusion?

The upper neck and head pain was unrelenting and did not responed to conservative care or medications. Your doctor wants to refer you to a surgeon for possible fusion.  What is the C1?  What is the C2?  What is the Atlantoaxial (AA)  Joint? What are the key components of the AA Joint?  What is a … Continued


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What Is the Atlanto-Occipital (AO) Joint

The pain at the base of your skull is getting worse.  It started gradually and now has gotten worse.  Rest, massage, Motrin, and physical therapy has not helped.  It is beginning to erode the quality of your life.  Your PCP wants to start migraine medication, but the list of side effects is scary.  Your chiropractor … Continued


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7 Untreated Whiplash Symptoms You Need to Watch For

Whiplash is a significant injury that is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Schultz discusses what whiplash is, the structures that can be injured, the 7 untreated whiplash symptoms that you need to watch for, and the major long-term consequences of not treating whiplash symptoms.


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Craniocervical Instability Treatment: Another Success Story

Craniocervical instability (CCI) is a medical condition in which the strong ligaments that connect and stabilize the head and neck are loose. Dr. Schultz discusses what CCI is, the 8 most common symptoms, who is at risk for developing CCI, current treatment options, and a new nonsurgical treatment that allows patients to use their own cells to treat damaged or loose ligaments.


5 Causes of Neck Pain at Base of Skull

Neck pain at the base of the skull can be debilitating. Dr. Schultz discusses the 5 major causes of base of skull pain, treatment options and the consequences of not treating.


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Transverse Ligament – A New Understanding that You Need to Know

The transverse ligament is a thick band of connective tissue at C1 that wraps around the odontoid process stabilizing it along with the upper cervical spine. Dr. Schultz discusses the transverse ligament, its function, location, symptoms with transverse ligament injuries, and a breakthrough non-surgical treatment option.


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New Data: How Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) Can Accurately Diagnose CCI

  Transcript Hi, it’s Dr. Centeno. And I’d like to introduce you to some interesting and really critical new data on Cranio-cervical instability diagnosis. So, Cranio-cervical instability or also called “CCJ instability” means that the upper neck bones move around too much due to damaged or loose ligaments. And there’s lots of different ligaments up … Continued