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J Chiropr Med. 2016 Dec;15(4):321-324. Epub 2016 Oct 1.

Chiropractic Management of a Patient With Neck-Tongue Syndrome: A Case Report.

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Private Practice, Nevada City, CA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this case report was to describe the chiropractic management of a patient with neck-tongue syndrome (NTS).

CLINICAL FEATURES:

A 34-year-old female patient sought treatment at a chiropractic clinic for symptoms involving neck pain associated with left-sided paresthesia of the tongue that had persisted for >2 years. A diagnosis of NTS was made.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

The patient was treated with spinal manipulation, myofascial release, and home exercises. After 2 weeks, she was symptom free. At the 2-year follow-up, the patient remained free of symptoms.

CONCLUSION:

This patient with NTS responded favorably to a course of chiropractic care.

KEYWORDS:

Chiropractic; Manipulation, Spinal; Nerve Compression Syndromes; Paresthesia

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