Full Title: Cervical neuro-muscular syndrome: discovery of a new disease group caused by abnormalities in the cervical muscles.
Authors: Matsui T, Ii K, Hojo S, Sano K.
Publication: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Publication Date: 2012
Japan Neurological Institute and Matsui Hospital.
Our previous study of whiplash injury found that abnormalities in the cervical muscles cause autonomic dystonia. Further research has found that abnormalities in the cervical muscles cause headache, chronic fatigue syndrome, vertigo, and dizziness. We named this group of diseases cervical neuro-muscular syndrome. Patients treated within a 2-year period from April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2004 reported good outcomes in 83.8% for headache, 88.4% for vertigo and dizziness, 84.5% for chronic fatigue syndrome, 88.0% for autonomic dystonia, and 83.7% for whiplash-associated disorder. A large number of outpatients present with general malaise, including many general physical complaints without identifiable cause. We propose that treatment of the cervical muscle is effective for general malaise.
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