J Bodyw Mov Ther 2021 Jul 11;27:455-463. Epub 2021 Feb 11.
American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, Montgomery, AL, USA; Montgomery Osteopractic Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic, Montgomery, AL, USA.
Background: A spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) is a relatively uncommon event that occurs in children following cervical trauma primarily due to sports-related injuries or physical abuse.
Case Description: This case report describes an 11-year-old wrestler that developed signs and symptoms consistent with a SCIWORA following neck trauma during competition. Despite all diagnostic tests being inconclusive, the patient demonstrated increased cervical, thoracic, and lumbar paraspinal tone along with pain, loss of sensation, loss of mobility, and weakness of the lower extremities. Read More