Resolution of Cervical Complications
Secondary to Motor Vehicle Accidents
by the Application of Stereotactic Cervical
Alignment (SCALE) Methods:
Statistical Review of 54 Patients
Joseph O. Obebe
ABSTRACT. Introduction. Cervical complications secondary to motor
vehicle accidents (MVA) continues to be an area where patients experi-
ence long-term complications despite having received therapy. Many of
these problems relate to the delicate structures associated with the cervical
spine and the precise alignment needed. We report on the findings of a
specific cohort of patients from our larger multicenter study that presented
Jack Carleton, MD, is affiliated with Crystal Run Healthcare, Middletown, NY.
Richard Hammond, MD, is affiliated with Magic Valley Regional Medical Center,
Twin Falls, ID.
Joseph O. Obebe, MD, FAC, is affiliated with Legacy Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
and the Oconee Medical Center, Millegeville, GA.
Scott Rosa, DC, BA, BCAO; Roy Sweat, DC, BA, BCAO; and Matthew Sweat, DC,
BA, BCAO; are all on the Board of Directors of the R. W. Sweat Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
Marty Moss, PA, BS, is affiliated with MM Medical Consulting, West Monroe, LA.
Address correspondence to: Jack Carleton, MD, P.O. Box 437, Rock Hill, NY 12775
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specifically with MVA related complications and how these patients were
successfully treated with what is defined as Stereotactic Cervical Align-
ment (SCALE) methods.
Method. A total of 221 patients were seen in private chiropractic prac-
tice. Inclusion criteria included existing head, neck, and shoulder pain
caused by MVA. Patients who failed to complete treatment or study ques-
tionnaires were excluded. The equipment and techniques were consistent
with standard SCALE methods. Patients r