Whether it’s caused by a car accident, a fall, or simply poor posture, abnormal cervical lordosis can adversely affect nerve, ligament, and muscle function. As shown in numerous research studies, those adverse effects can be reversed by correcting cervical lordosis, relieving pain and improving overall health.
In numerous clinical cases and a randomized clinical trial, Denneroll has been shown to correct abnormal lordosis of the cervical spine. More than 2,500 chiropractors on five continents use Denneroll to treat cervical spine conditions.
A deceptively simple, pillow-like device, the Cervical Denneroll orthotic device is engineered with curves, angles and ridges extrapolated from Chiropractic BioPhysics’® evidence-based cervical spine model. After receiving simple training and education, your patients will be able to properly position the Cervical Denneroll device for low-stress, comfortable treatment at home.
The Cervical Denneroll orthotic device is available in three sizes, coded by color:
- Gray: For tall or flexible adults;
- White: For average-sized adults and those with less flexibility;
- Gold: For small or pediatric patients.
Three Sizes for Unmatched Versatility
Currently, the Denneroll is available in three sizes—for tall or flexible adults (gray Denneroll), average or stiffer adults (white Denneroll), and small adults or pediatric patients (gold Denneroll)—the Denneroll Cervical Orthotic Device is an important addition to your patient-care inventory. Its suggested retail price is affordable for patients too. Note: The blue device depicted in some of the photos below was a sample production used for the purposes of demonstration of setups only!
Three General Regions of Denneroll Placement
There are three areas of the neck appropriate for DENNEROLL application. Your Health Care Provider will determine which is right for you. You must follow their determination exactly for best results and to ensure safe use. The DENNEROLL device should only be used on a firm surface such as the floor, or a bench.
Lower Neck / Upper Thoracic (C7-T2)
The apex of the Denneroll orthotic is placed in the upper thoracic or lower-cervical region (C7-T2) region. This position allows extension bending of the majority of cervical segments while creating a significant posterior head translation. It will increase the upper thoracic curve, and increase the overall cervical lordosis. Specifically, this placement should be used for straightened or kyphotic lower cervical segments with loss of upper thoracic kyphosis and anterior head translation of ≤ 40mm. See below.
Figure Lower Neck Denneroll.
Abnormal cervical curvatures that fit the inclusion criteria for the application of the Denneroll corrective orthotic in the lower cervical region. These spines must have:
- Normal or a mild loss of the upper thoracic kyphosis;
- Loss of the lower cervical curve (with or without kyphosis);
- Anterior head translation of approximately ≤ 40mm.
Denneroll Stress X-rays
Oftentimes, it is helpful to the clinician to have the patient lie on the denneroll while obtaining an x-ray of the patient’s cervical spine. This is termed the ‘denneroll stress x-ray’. The spine segments (3 vertebra usually) immediately above the denneroll peak will show localized end range of extension motion. The stress x-rays help in determining if the denneroll has been placed in the proper location of the cervical spine. Also the stress x-ray helps to understand if the dennerol will be an effective tool at improving the cervical lordosis by itself or if more advanced types of extension traction are needed in conjunction with the Denneroll.