Orthomanual medicine

The "high neck" syndrome

This article is refused by the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2000 and by the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine in 2000.

This article is divided into four parts:

  1. A new approach to vital depression

    The vertebral dislocation of C-1, which is displaced on C-2 in the ventral direction, causing stretching of the ligamentum transversum atlantis. This misalignment is a typical symptom in patients suffering from endogenous (vital) depression. Research has shown that the depression disappears after correction. Complete with scans.

  2. Warning in respect of vacuum extraction, face presentation and breech delivery

    An abnormality high in the neck which occurs in neonates during forceps or vacuum extraction, or after a forceful blow to the chin ("uppercut"). This causes unilateral, sometimes bilateral, displacement of C-1 under the cranium in the ventral direction. In a severe dislocation the "tongue bone phenomenon" occurs, in which the hyoid bone is pulled away in the dorsolateral direction (when viewed from the seated position) or in the lateral direction (scan, recumbent position) as a result of the transverse process of C-1 forcing the ligamenturn stylohyoideum forwards. Complete with correction method and scan.

  3. Correction of the anatomical changes in a wiplash injury [PDF] - By Mayta Sickesz and Peter J VanDerSchaar

    The abnormality that occurs in the neck after a whiplash injury. The results and the technique of the corrective treatment are discussed. Complete with scans.

  4. The Fatal and Serious combinations

    A discussion of the combined abnormalities described in A, B and C. Discussion of the severe neurological and psychiatric syndromes in which this combination of abnormalities is found (100% correlation). Discussion of the changes that occurred after correction of the displaced vertebrae. Complete with a scan and MRI images.