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11/6/09 1 Practical Neurology of Spinal Pain and Dysfunction Anthony D. Nicholson BSc. (Qld.), M.Chiro. (Macq.), DACNB. Spine Partners Wahroonga Wahroonga Specialist Centre 13/176 Fox Valley Road Wahroonga NSW 2076 CEO Chiropractic Development International 13/176 Fox Valley Road Wahroonga NSW 2076 Learning Objectives 1. Develop a practical understanding of the neurological mechanisms of spinal alignment and stability 2. Understand the numerous factors that determine a patient’s tendency to suffer spinal pain 3. Understand the neurological changes that occur in the spinal pain patient 4. Use neurology practically in the diagnostic process of mechanical spinal lesions 5. Use neurology practically to guide your clinical decision making and treatment approach
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11/6/09 2 The Neurology of Pain: Practical Overview 3 types of nociceptors – thermal, mechanical and polymodal 2 types of primary afferents – A delta and C Fbres C Fbres mostly free nerve endings, A delta Fbres have encapsulated receptor Synapse in dorsal horn – mainly on to substantia gelatinosa
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