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  • upper
  • Similarly, if the problem lies in the upper part of the spinal column , there may be a loss of power and sensation in parts of the arms or hands. (encyclopedia.com)
  • level
  • The level of compression is indicated by using the first letter of the type of vertebra and then the number of the vertebra within the group. (encyclopedia.com)
  • difficulty
  • For example, if movement were affected at C2 and below, a person would have difficulty using both arms and legs, whereas compression at T12 might result in just difficulty using the legs. (encyclopedia.com)
  • weeks
  • To measure improvement over time, researchers had patients respond to questionnaires about pain, mood, quality of life, and use of pain medications at the start of the study and each week for 3 weeks. (annals.org)
  • treatment
  • The researchers measured the immediate effect of treatment by having the therapist administer brief questions about pain and mood before and immediately after the session. (annals.org)
  • Immediately after treatment, patients in both groups reported improvements in pain and mood. (annals.org)
  • Compared with simple touch, massage provides some improvement in pain and mood immediately after treatment, but the improvement does not last over time. (annals.org)
  • In addition, I have a special interest in treatment of spinal cord tumours, spinal tumours, Chiari malformation and syringomyelia (pain and clumsiness in the hands with loss of balance). (spirehealthcare.com)