Sports-related concussion: assessing the comprehension, collaboration, and contribution of chiropractors - Chiropractic & Manual Therapies

December 28, 2022

Symptoms occurring after a head impact, often attributed to mTBI, may also be caused by cervical spine/vestibular injury [49]. Furthermore, reflex connections between the neck, visual and vestibular systems relating to head and eye movement control, as well as postural control arise from the upper cervical spine [50]. A thorough assessment of the cervical spine is an important aspect of SRC assessment. Table 1 provides a list of cervical spine assessment tests and a summary of their psychometric properties evidence base. Table 1 Cervical spine assessment tests and evidence of their psychometric properties Full size tableThe cervical spine assessment in the current SCAT 5 is likely to be insufficient as it only assesses for pain and active range of motion [64].

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