Treatment of cervical radiculopathy

...comparing different approaches

A cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a result from impingement/ inflammation processes that reduce space in the intervertebral foramen (IVF). Patients often report symptoms such as neck, periscapular or upper limb radicular pain, as well as neurological signs such as sensory disturbance, weakness and reduced tendon reflexes.

Movements such as flexion, contralateral rotation and contralateral lateral flexion may decompress the affected nerve. Extension, ipsilateral rotation and ipsilateral lateral flexion are hypothesized to reduce the space in the IVF.


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