Case Studies

Neck Pain & Headaches

Patient Information

A 52-year-old female, suffered from neck pain and headaches on and off for many years. The headaches seem to become more frequent and last longer during time of stress, but are often also associated with increased neck pain.

Condition

Headaches with associated neck pain.

Medical Assessment

Physical examination revealed tenderness to palpation in the neck, in particularly in the suboccipital area. There was also trigger point in the upper part of the trapezius muscle bilaterally as well as at the insertion point of the levator scapulae at the medial angle of the scapula. Lateral cervical radiographs showed a hypolordotic cervical spine.

Results Of Treatment

Treatment began, and after three weeks the patient noticed less tension in the neck and the upper back. After two months of care, the headaches had decreased in frequency and intensity. The patient has learned to notice the first signs of a headache coming on and, if possible, attends the clinic for treatment right away. This will often alleviate the headache within a couple of hours, whereas the headaches had previously lasted up to two days in length.

Hip Injury

Patient Information

A  38-year – old  female,  is  pregnant  with  her second  child  and  has  been  a  patient  of  the clinic for  years.   She  presented  at  the clinic with severe  pain  following  a  unguarded  step  off  a curb,  during  which  she  felt  immediate  sharp pain in the sacroiliac joint.  Since the patient had already  been  seen  at  the  clinic  and  already had had x – rays taken before her pregnancy, we were able to safely start treating her.

Condition

Sacroiliac Joint Pain.

Medical Assessment

Physical examination revealed tenderness to palpation in the right sacroiliac joint.

Results Of Treatment

During the first treatment, the patient required help going from standing to sitting to lying down, due to the intensity o f the sacroiliac joint pain.  Following that treatment, the patient was advised to rest and asked to return  for  another  treatment  two  days  later. During  that second visit the patient  reported  that  the  pain intensity had decreased by  80%  since  the previous  treatment  two days  prior.   Palpation could only elicit minimal  pain,  and  the  patient was able  to  move  around  into  various  positions  on her  own  and  without pain.  On a follow – up visit four days after that, the pain had resolved, much to the relief of the patient, who would be going into labour two weeks later.

Congenital Scoliosis

Patient Information

A 16 old year boy with history of congenital scoliosis  at  mid  thoracic  area. He  has seeked  medical  advice  and  was treated since more than 5 years in a major medical center  in Amman,  Jordan.  He  had  growing rods  inserted  5  years  ago  unfortunately without dealing with the primary pathology.

Condition

Congenital Scoliosis  –  mid thoracic area.

Medical Assessment

Upon initial examination  the patient presented with a shoulder tilt of 10 degrees and a pelvic tilt of 17 degrees.

Treatment Suggestion

Our  suggested  clinical  plan  is  to address  the  malalignment  of  the  patients’  spine through gently  applying  the  KKT treatment  device. O ur  aim for  treatment of  this  boy  was to reduce  his disfiguring shape and decreasing surgical interventions  in the future.

Results Of Treatment

After the first treatment the shoulder tilt was reduced to 5 degrees and the pelvic tilt was reduced to 10 degrees. The patient has continued to show improvement both in measurements and in disfigurement.

Idiopathic Scoliosis

Patient Information

A  14  old  girl  with  a  history  of idiopathic  scoliosis.  The  patient’s family was most concerned with the hump   the  young  girl  had  formed which  had  proved  to  be psychologically disable

Condition

Idiopathic Scoliosis

Medical Assessment

Upon  examination  it  was  determined  that  the  patient  had  a  right  thoracic curve  cobbs  angle  of  35  degrees  and  had  a  pelvic  tilt  of  2  degrees  with shoulder tilt with 3 degrees.

Results Of Treatment

After  the six  weeks  of  treatment  the  hump  had  decreased  approximately  70 percent  and  her  shoulder  and  pelvic  tilt  was  now  balanced  both  a  zero.  The cobbs  angle  was  now  29  degrees.  The  most  positive  change  was  the happiness of both her and her family.

Chronic Neck Pain

Patient Information

A  57- year -old  female, presented  with chronic neck pain that  had been getting  worse  over the  last  few  years. The  patient  was  quite  active  and  lead a healthy  lifestyle,  but  found that  the neck  pain had become almost constant regardless of activity level.

Condition

Chronic Neck Pain.

Medical Assessment

The  patient  had  not  found  any  treatment  methods  that  provided  relief  before hearing  about  our clinic. Cervical radiographs revealed a reversal of the cervical  curve. This  malpositioning  of  the  bones of  the  neck  was  causing  the joints to show significant signs of degeneration.

Results Of Treatment

After two weeks of KKT, the patient began to notice that  her neck felt different; she noticed lesspain and less  stiffness. Physical examination a few weeks after that revealed increased cervical range of motion. Subsequent radiographs revealed that the  cervical curve had  moved  from  being kyphotic to straight, with some minimal lordosis. The patient is continuing with care to promote further restoration of the cervical lordosis.

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