Neck Pain with Radiating Pain
If you have a patient who presents with a clinical pattern similar to that of cervical radiculopathy, here are some things to consider!
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The above tests are part of the “Cervical Radiculopathy Cluster” designed to help the Physical Therapist better ascertain the likelihood of Cervical Radiculopathy as a diagnosis. Click the images to see how they are done!
Gentle distraction of the cervical spine may be an appropriate initial intervention especially in patients with acute symptoms or those who are highly irritable.
Therapeutic exercises chosen should always closely match treatment give in clinic; in this case self traction; however, do not forget to address posture!