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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA June 2013
Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 43 Number 2 June 2013 79 OVERCOMPENSATED CERVICAL SYNDROME (OCS) WELLS • BRINKLEY • JENSEN vertebra. It is further speculated that a Thompson Technique adjustment of the 1st rib relieves the hypertonic musculature and nerve dysfunction, giving the patient relief of the symptoms of CD and OCS. The limitations of this study are those for any retrospective case series, such as, the management of these patients occurred within an uncontrolled environment.33 Caution is urged when drawing defnitive conclusions from these results or when generalising to other patients.33 This study would have been strengthened by the more rigorous follow-up assessments of these patients. Future research should include the correlation of OCS signs and symptoms in CD or torticollis patients, which may show the under-identifcation of OCS. Also, clinical trials testing the effcacy Thompson Technique protocol for CD / torticollis are warranted. SUMMARY This case series describes the management of 2 cases of OCS, which was frst described by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, developer of the Thompson Technique. The signs and symptoms of OCS may also be present in persons with CD or torticollis, or following a traumatic injury to the head or neck. Future research testing the effcacy of Thompson Technique for OCS, CD and torticollis is warranted. REFERENCES 1. Thompson JC. Thompson technique reference manual. Fort Worth (TX): Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation 1984. 2. Hyman RC. Table-assisted adjusting: An exposition of the thompson technique 2nd ed. Dallas (TX): Enhancement Publishing; 2003. 3. Deans GT, McGalliard JN, Rutherford WH. Incidence and duration of neck pain among patients injured in car accidents. BMJ 1986; 292(6513): 94-5. 4. Bunketorp L, Stener-Victorin E, Carlsson J. Neck pain and disability following motor vehicle accidents - a cohort study. Eur Spine J 2005; 14(1): 84-9. 5. 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