Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Normal technique for flexion/extension cervical X-rays is to literally bend forward from the head as far as possible keeping the shoulders in the neutral position. It is the exact reverse for the extension view again keeping the shoulders in the same position but extending the head backwards as far as possible (but creating no significant pain).

Dr. Corenman

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.