Comparative Effects of Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides and Mechanical Traction in the Management of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Control Study
Adesola O Ojoawo, PhD, Bunmi J Nihinlola, MSc, Mbada E Chidozie, PhD and Timothy Adeyemi, MSc
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 07, 2021
Cervical radiculopathy can lead to severe pain and disability. The study compared effects of sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAG) and mechanical cervical traction (MCT) in the management of patients with cervical radiculopathy. Forty seven patients (male: n = 24, female: n = 23) from the Physiotherapy Department, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto were recruited for the study. Subjects were randomly allocated to SNAGS or MCT group. Subjects in SNAGS group received SNAG t...
Reduction in Chronic Low Back Pain Using Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy (IDDT) and Routine Physiotherapy: A Retrospective Pre-Post Study
Ezinne Ekediegwu, Chike Chuka, Ifeoma Nwosu, Chuwkwudi Ogbueche, Echezona Nelson Dominic EKECHUKWU, Chigozie Uchenwoke and Adesola Odole
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 31, 2021
The plethora of treatments for Low Back Pain (LBP) has increased in recent times. Opioids, spinal injection, bed rest, skin traction and surgery have remained the common forms of treatment. However, there is less emphasis on pharmacological and surgical treatments in national clinical practice guidelines. Non-surgical Spinal Decompression (NSD) is a modern, though investigational non-surgical treatment technique for LBP. The aim of this report was to analyse the outcome of LBP using NSD techniqu...
Prevalence of Selected Musculoskeletal Disorders among the Students of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya
Senarath MKID, Thalwaththe STRD and Tennakoon SUB
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 24, 2021
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can affect the ability, efficiency and effectiveness, well-being, productivity, absence from work, quality of work, and performance of individuals, as well as leading to restrictions on the normal activities of students. University life is a period in which individuals experience significant changes where it can lead to MSDs in undergraduates. MSDs may cause pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, hands, upper and lower back, hips, knees and feet. This current st...
A Low Vitamin A Diet Decreases Skeletal Muscle Performance
Alexis Ruiz, Christoph Bachmann, Martina Franchini, Sofia Benucci, Francesco Zorzato and Susan Treves
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 19, 2021
Vitamin A (retinol) is an essential lipid-soluble vitamin important for a number of biological functions. In mice, reduction of its dietary content by substituting standard rodent chow with a chow containing 5 times less vitamin A and feeding mice for two generations with this modified diet, results in the depletion of all-trans- retinoic acid. In the present study we investigated if the low vitamin A diet affects skeletal muscle function. Mice fed the low vitamin A diet ran significantly less a...
Spontaneous Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Ganglion Cyst as a Rare Cause of Acute Foot Drop: A Case Report
Nirguna Thalla, MD, MBA, W Daniel White, MD, J Taylor Mansfield, DO, Jason M Souza, MD and Matthew E Miller, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 10, 2021
Fibular neuropathy has several well understood causes. An extraneural ganglion cyst is a poorly understood cause of this clinically important neuromuscular condition. We report a case of a 50-year-old male who developed acute foot drop caused by a compressive ganglion cyst infiltrating the common fibular nerve at the proximal tibiofibular joint. Intraneural ganglion cysts or synovial cysts development affecting the deep fibular nerve has been reported in the literature. To our knowledge, an extr...