Neuro biomechanics

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Neuro Biomechanics is based upon the research of bioengineering researchers, neuro-surgery, orthopedic surgery and biomechanists. Neuro Biomechanics are utilized by neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and primarily by integrated physical medicine practitioners. Practitioners are focused on aiding people in the restoration of biomechanics of the skeletal system in order to measurably improve nervous system function, health, function, quality of life, reduce pain and the progression of degenerative joint and disc disease.

Neuro: of or having to do with the nervous system. Nervous System: An organ system that coordinates the activities of muscles, monitors organs, constructs and processes data received from the senses and initiates actions. The human nervous system coordinates the functions of itself and all organ systems including but not limited to the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, skin, digestive system, immune system, hormonal, metabolic, musculoskeletal, endocrine system, blood and reproductive system. Optimal function of the organism as a whole depends upon the proper function of the nervous system.

Biomechanics: (biology, physics) The branch of biophysics that deals with the mechanics of the human or animal body; especially concerned with muscles and the skeleton. The study of biomechanical influences upon nervous system function and load bearing joints.


  • Research on established ideal mechanical models for the human locomotor system.

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Harrision DE, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002, A new 3-point bending traction method for restoring cervical lordosis and cervical manipulation: a nonrandomized clinical controlled trial

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Banks, R. Journal of Crash Prevention and Injury Control 2000: Alignment of the lumbar vertebrae in a driving posture

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Sheng-Yun L. PLoS One 2014: Comparison of Modic Changes in the Lumbar and Cervical Spine, in 3167 Patients wit hand without Spinal Pain.

Harrison DE. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques: 2002, Can the Thoracic Kyphosis Be Modeled With a Simple Geometric Shape?: The Results of Circular and Elliptical Modeling in 80 Asymptomatic Patients

  • Research regarding Primary non surgical treatment:
  • Review of surgical outcomes regarding biomechanics, biomechanical effects on neurologic function.