Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Pathology Following a Sport-Related Concussion: A Critically Appraised Topic

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Focused Clinical Question: In concussed patients, are signs and symptoms of cervical dysfunction a cause for delayed symptom resolution and return to play? Clinical Bottom Line: Based on the results of this Critically Appraised Topic, there is some evidence to suggest that the presence of cervical symptoms and cervical dysfunction following sport-related concussion elevates a patient’s risk of delayed recovery and return to play.

Cheever is with the Department of Kinesiology, College for Health, Community and Policy, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA. McDevitt is with the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Science, College of Public Health, Temple University; and the Neuromotor Sciences Program, College of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Phillips is with the Department of Kinesiology, College of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Cheever (kellycheever@utsa.edu) is corresponding author.
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