A REVIEW OF CBP METHODS® APPLIED TO REDUCE LATERAL HEAD TRANSLATION POSTURES

Main Article Content

Paul Oakley
Deed Harrison

Keywords

Cervical Spine, Posture, Chiropractic BioPhysics

Abstract

Objective: To characterize the evidence of CBP® technique methods in the reduction of lateral head translation postures and its effect on pain, disability and quality of life.


Methods: The CBP NonProfit website as well as Pubmed and Index to Chiropractic literature were searched for clinical studies describing reduction of lateral head translation postures by CBP methods.


Results: A single clinical trial as well as 14 case reports were located. The trial showed a 7mm reduction in lateral head translation after 37 treatments corresponding with a greater than a 3-point drop in pain rating versus no change in head posture or pain rating in 26 untreated controls.


There were 14 case reports that in aggregate showed an average lateral head translation reduction of almost 18mm after 41 treatments, with a 4.3-point pain rating improvement. Many cases also reported functional, disability and quality of life improvements.


Conclusion: There is a limited but evolving evidence-base supporting the unique mirror image approach to reducing lateral head translation postures by CBP technique methods that has impacts on pain, disability and quality of life. Since there is little consensus in the assessment and treatment of cervical spine disorders, the routine screening for head postures would allow for routine definitive diagnosis of those having a lateral head posture for which there is a specific treatment.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract 157 | LATERAL HEAD TRANSLATION Downloads 353

References

1. CBP NonProfit website. (https://cbpnonprofit.com/publications/)

2. Oakley PA, Ehsani NN, Moustafa IM, Harrison DE. Restoring cervical lordosis by cervical extension traction methods in the treatment of cervical spine disorders: a systematic review of controlled trials. J Phys Ther Sci 2021;33:784-794

3. Oakley PA, Ehsani NN, Moustafa IM, Harrison DE. Restoring lumbar lordosis: a systematic review of controlled trials utilizing Chiropractic Bio Physics® (CBP®) non-surgical approach to increasing lumbar lordosis in the treatment of low back disorders. J Phys Ther Sci 2020;32:601-610

4. Oakley PA, Harrison DE. Reducing thoracic uyperkyphosis subluxation deformity: a systematic review of Chiropractic BioPhysics® Methods employed in its structural improvement. J Contemp Chiropr 2018;1:59-66

5. Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Harrison GR, Troyanovich S, Harrison DE, Harrison SO. Chiropractic biophysics technique: a linear algebra approach to posture in chiropractic. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996;19:525-535

6. Harrison DD: Abnormal postural permutations calculated as rotations and translations from an ideal normal upright static posture. In: Sweere JJ, Chiropractic Family Practice. Gaithersburg: Aspen Publishers, 1992, chap 6–1, pp 1–22

7. Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Cailliet R, Janik TJ, Troyanovich SJ. Cervical coupling during lateral head translations creates an S-configuration. Clin Biomech 2000;15:436-440

8. Oakley PA, Harrison DE. The prevalence of lateral head shift postures in a patient population: A correlation of posture magnitude, pain, and demographic variables. J Chiro Ed 2004;18:73-74

9. Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Betz J, Haas JW, Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Holland B. Conservative methods for reducing lateral translation postures of the head: a nonrandomized clinical control trial. J Rehabil Res Dev 2004;41:631-639

10. R (http://www.r-project.org/)

11. Berry RH, Oakley PA, Harrison DE. Is one cause of trigeminal neuralgia subluxation of craniocervical posture? A CBP® case report. J Contemporary Chiro 2020;3:28-35

12. Radcliffe MC, Oakley PA, Radcliffe TE, Garner AJ, Harrison DE. The resolution of cervicogenic radiculopathy and pains by the reduction of lateral head and forward head translation postures in a 49-year old: A CBP® case report. Ann Vert Sublux Res 2019; Sept 23: 133-140

13. Spriggs M. Resolution of chronic migraines & disability with improved physical, social and psychological functioning following chiropractic care using CBP® protocols: Case study & review of the literature. Ann Vert Sublux Res May 19, 2019: 66-78

14. Haas JW, Oakley PA, Harrison DE. Cervical pseudo-scoliosis reduction and alleviation of dystonia symptoms using Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) technique: A case report with a 1.5-year follow-up. J Contemporary Chiropr 2019;2:131-137

15. Breton PY, Oakley PA, Harrison DE. Complete resolution of carpal tunnel syndrome after relieving the ‘first crush’ in ‘double crush syndrome’ by improving the cervical spine posture: A CBP® case report. J Contemporary Chiropr. 2019; 2:49-53

16. Anderson JM, Oakley PA, Harrison DE. Improving Posture to Reduce the Symptoms of Parkinson’s: A CBP® Case Report. J Phys Ther Sci 2019;31:153-158

17. Oakley PA, Harrison DE. Alleviation of pain and disability in a post-surgical C4-C7 total fusion patient after reducing a lateral head translation (side shift) posture: a CBP® case report with a 14 year follow-up. J Phys Ther Sci 2018;30:952-957

18. Jaeger JO, Oakley PA, Moore RR, Ruggeroli EP, Harrison DE. Resolution of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) by correcting a lateral head translation posture following previous failed traditional chiropractic therapy: a CBP® case report. J Phys Ther Sci 2018;30:103-107

19. Berry RH, Oakley PA, Harrison DE. Alleviation of chronic headaches by correcting lateral head translation posture (–TxH) using Chiropractic Biophysics & Berry translation traction. Ann Vert Sublux Res 2017; May 11:87-92

20. Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, Andino H. Failed neck surgery: improvement in neck pain, migraines, energy levels, and performance of activities of daily living following subluxation correction using Chiropractic BioPhysics® Technique: a case study. Ann Vert Sublux Res 2017; May 18:93-100

21. Berry RH, Oakley P, Harrison D. Alleviation of radiculopathy by structural rehabilitation of the cervical spine by correcting a lateral head translation posture (-TxH) using Berry translation traction as a part of CBP methods: A case report. Chiropr J Australia 2017;45:63-72

22. Fedorchuk C, Lightstone D, Vukovic D. Improvements in lung function, dysautonomia and grip strength in a patient with multiple sclerosis following correction of vertebral subluxation using Chiropractic BioPhysics®: A case study and selective review of literature. Ann Vert Sublux Res 2016; Aug 18:73-83

23. Cardwell A, Barone B. Improved health outcomes following reduction of vertebral subluxation and improved cervical and lumbar curves utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics Protocol Ann Vert Sublux Res 2014; July 7:113-128

24. Ferrucci M, Cardwell A, Harrison DE. Outcome of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) protocol on a patient with Tourette’s syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, CREST syndrome, and fatigue. Ann Vert Sublux Res 2010; Aug 19:1-9

25. Mukaka MM. Statistics corner: A guide to appropriate use of correlation coefficient in medical research. Malawi Med J 2012;24:69-71

26. Oakley PA, Moustafa IM, Harrison DE. Restoration of cervical and lumbar lordosis: CBP® methods overview. In: Bettany-Saltikov J (ed.) Spinal deformities in adolescents, adults and older adults. IntechOpen, 2019

27. Nuckols TK, Lim YW, Wynn BO, et al. Rigorous development does not ensure that guidelines are acceptable to a panel of knowledgeable providers. J Gen Intern Med 2008;23(1):37-44.

28. Rome P., Waterhouse JD. An evidence-based narrative of the evidence-base concept. Asia-Pacific Chiropr J. 2020;1:004. https://doi.org/10.46323/2021004

29. Ebrall P, Doyle M. The value of case reports as clinical evidence. Chiropr J Australia. 2020;47(1):29-43. www.cjaonline.com.au/index.php/cja/issue/view/15

30. GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet 2016; 388:1545–1602

31. Haldeman S, Kopansky-Giles D, Hurwitz EL, et al. Advancements in the management of spine disorders. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2012;26:263–280