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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): Evaluation And Management By A Doctor Of Chiropractic

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dc.contributor.advisor Lehman, James J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sherman, Paul R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lehman, James J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-15T19:22:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-15T19:22:40Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sherman P, Lehman J. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA): evaluation and management by a doctor of chiropractic. Journal Of The American Chiropractic Association [serial online]. May 2008;45(4):12-18.
dc.identifier.other f11d27e5-b3fc-6935-f82c-ef87a0816015 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/200
dc.description.abstract Objective: To discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and co-management of a patient who presented in a chiropractic office with post-traumatic lower-back pain and an incidental finding of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Clinical Features: A 56-year-old male patient presented with pain and spasm in his lower back. Plain film radiographs revealed loss of the normal lumbar lordosis with mild degenerative spondylosis of the lumbar spine. Also noted was the presence of a large calcific abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring approximately 6 cm, along with calcification of the common iliac arteries. Intervention and Outcome: Successful endovascular repair of the patient’s abdominal aortic aneurysm and conservative chiropractic management provided resolution of his lower-back pain and prevented a possible hemorrhagic event. Conclusion: We discuss in this case study the importance of accurate clinical diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, appropriate referral to a surgeon, medically necessary co-management with a chiropractic intervention, and the resolution of a painful lower-back disorder. en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.acatoday.org/pdf/jacaonline/May08/508RS.pdf en_US
dc.publisher American Chiropractic Association en_US
dc.subject Abdominal aortic aneurysm en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic en_US
dc.subject Diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Treatment en_US
dc.title Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): Evaluation And Management By A Doctor Of Chiropractic en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publication.name Journal of the American Chiropractic Association en_US


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