Protrusion and retraction are two extreme head postures in which movements primarily take place in the upper cervical spine with protrusion tending to occur predominantly as an extension movement at the segmental levels of C0-C1 and C1-C2 (Ordway et al 1999).
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UCS stands for Upper Cervical Spine
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Basilar impression (platybasia): a bizarre developmental anomaly of the occipital bone and upper cervical spine with striking and misleading neurologic manifestations.
Advanced manipulative techniques for the upper cervical spine and sacrum are not included by design.
SAN DIEGO -- High-resolution MRI is a useful tool for assessing ligaments and membranes in the upper cervical spine and classifying structural abnormalities in grades of severity, results from a controlled study of 92 whiplash injury patients have shown.
Dynamic lateral cervical spine radiographs (flexion/extension) at 6 weeks and at 2, 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery were obtained, as well as a CT scan of the upper cervical spine (C1-C3) at 6 months after the operation.
The following case study illustrates the clinical presentation, surgical interventions, and neuroscience nursing considerations fore patient undergoing a posterior stabilization as well as a midline mandibulotomy-glossotomy approach for an upper cervical spine chordoma resection.
In the early 1980s, MRI caught the attention of clinicians because of its ability to visualize abnormalities in the brain and in the upper cervical spine.
The upper cervical spine is especially critical to overall mobility, as approximately one-half of the flexion/extension arc is achieved by the atlanto-occipital articulation, and approximately 50% of neck rotation occurs between the atlas and axis.