Cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a clinical condition of the peripheral nervous system resulting from compression of cervical nerve roots. 1 CR is most commonly caused by disk herniation or a space-occupying lesion that results in cervical nerve root inflammation, impingement, or both. 2 , 3 CR may
The Effectiveness of Neuromobilization in Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis
Eleftherios Paraskevopoulos, George Koumantakis, and Maria Papandreou
Do Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy Benefit From the Addition of Cervical Traction to a Rehabilitation Program? A Critically Appraised Topic
Nicole Vetroczky and Christine A. Lauber
In patients with cervical radiculopathy and associated pain, is there a benefit to including intermittent, mechanical cervical traction to a multimodal treatment approach to reduce cervical pain and disability?
Clinical Bottom Line:
The majority of best evidence suggests favorable outcomes regarding decreasing cervical pain and disability with the inclusion of intermittent, mechanical cervical traction into a multimodal treatment approach.
The Effectiveness of Cervical Traction and Exercise in Decreasing Neck and Arm Pain for Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy: A Critically Appraised Topic
Shelby E. Baez, Johanna M. Hoch, and Timothy L. Uhl
Is there evidence to suggest intermittent cervical traction with cervical and scapular strengthening exercises is more effective in decreasing neck and arm pain when compared with cervical and scapular strengthening exercises alone in nonoperative patients with cervical radiculopathy?
Clinical Bottom Line:
There is currently inconsistent, high-quality evidence that suggests that the use of intermittent cervical traction in addition to strengthening exercises is more effective at decreasing pain in nonoperative patients with cervical radiculopathy when compared with strengthening alone. Future research should continue to examine long-term outcomes associated with cervical radiculopathy patients who use intermittent cervical traction as an intervention.
Lumbar-Disk Herniations: Conservative Clinical Applications
Neurodynamics Is an Effective Intervention for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Stephanie Wise and Jordan Bettleyon
criteria Patients were excluded if they had surgery or prior therapy for CTS, cervical radiculopathy, tendon sheath inflammation, rheumatoid disease, diabetes, pregnancy, past trauma to wrist, or muscular atrophy of thenar eminence. Patients were excluded for lack of consent or cooperation; previous
Stretching Exercises for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: Effects of 6-Week Program on Shoulder Tightness, Pain, and Disability Status
Elif Turgut, Irem Duzgun, and Gul Baltaci
complex. Also excluded were those with any rheumotological, systemic, or neurological disorders, including cervical radiculopathy, body mass index > 30 kg/m, or pregnancy. Those who had applied steroid injections and physical therapy during the previous 6 months were also excluded. Table 1 Demographics of
Impairments of Postural Balance in Surgically Treated Lumbar Disc Herniation Patients
Ziva M. Rosker, Jernej Rosker, and Nejc Sarabon
chronic LDH and radiculopathy, could affect the peripheral stiffness of legs. 27 , 28 This could lead to unloading of the painful limb, causing asymmetrical loading of the hip, pelvis, and spine. 14 However, this could only be partially confirmed by this study, as no side-to-side differences in body
Efficacy of Integrating Cervical Posture Correction With Lumbar Stabilization Exercises for Mechanical Low Back Pain: A Randomized Blinded Clinical Trial
Aliaa M. Elabd, Salah-Eldin B. Rasslan, Haytham M Elhafez, Omar M. Elabd, Mohamed A. Behiry, and Ahmed I. Elerian
reference point. In this regard, forward head posture correction was effective in the management of scoliosis 20 and discogenic lumbosacral radiculopathy. 21 This study was conducted to examine whether integrating cervical posture correction exercises to correct forward head posture with lumbar
Home Exercises Versus On-Site Rehabilitation in the Management of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: A Critically Appraised Topic
Joseph M. Day, Robert Barry Dale, and Elizabeth Kennedy
. Exclusion criteria for this study included a history of cervical radiculopathy, degenerative disease of the cervical spine, a history of systemic connective tissue diseases, history of corticosteroid injection in the past 6 weeks, abrasion or direct trauma to the lateral elbow area, abnormal anterior
Horseback Riding-Related Injuries in Portugal and Prevention Strategies
Luísa V. Pinto, Filipa C. Gouveia, Joana F. Ramalho, Sara R. Silva, and Joana R. Silva
1.2 Thoracic spine 1 0.6 Type Muscle injury 63 39.1 Bone injury 58 36.0 Ligament injury 29 18.0 Traumatic brain injury 6 3.7 Hematoma 2 1.2 Abdominal organ injury 2 1.2 Radiculopathy 1 0.6 Mechanism Fell off a horse 100 62.1 Unexpected horse movement 28 17.4 Incorrect posture 25 15