Layden Chiropractic treats
Plainville neck pain patients with cervical spine disc
herniations that cause arm pain radiculopathy. Non-surgical care
of arm pain radiculopathy helps Plainville neck pain and arm pain sufferers experience
some relief without surgery.
In managing for
cervical spine-related arm pain known as cervical radiculopathy, research guidelines describe conservative
management as a first-line treatment option over surgery.
Clinically, cervical radiculopathy can appear as motor
change, paresthesia, reflex change, numbness and/or sensory change. Researchers have been working
to set guidelines for its non-surgical management and treatment
at different stages of pain including acute, subacute, and
chronic. (1) Layden Chiropractic uses such guidelines in planning non-surgical treatment
for our Plainville chiropractic patients.
GUIDELINES FOR TREATING CERVICAL DISC HERNIATIONS
In writing the non-surgical
guidelines, researchers described the risk-benefit ratio for
surgical treatment of cervical radiculopathy as less promising
than for non-surgical, conservative care. When studying the
care of cervical radiculopathy through its stages, the
non-surgical interventions’ guidelines move from more passive care in the acute phase to more active, individualized, self-managed
care in the chronic phase. Specifically, for the acute
stage, multimodal management including spinal manipulation, patient
education, exercise, and positioning that alleviates the
pain were effective. For subacute cervical
radiculopathy, enhanced specific exercises, supervised motor
control motions and/or mobilization may be added. For chronic pain, general aerobic exercise and
strength training, postural instruction, and ergonomic assessment of
job-related activities may be incorporated}29}. (2) We understand
that our neck and arm pain patients appreciate activities
like this that get them back to living.
TIME AND THE CERVICAL DISC HERNIATION
Overall, in a recent systematic review study, 56.4%
of degenerative cervical radiculopathy patients - 39.1% of conservatively
treated patients and 60.5% of surgically treated patients – recorded motor deficits prior to treatment. (3) A
spine surgeon presented a case report of a patient who
was ready to undergo cervical spine discectomy/fusion surgery
for a C4-C5 disc herniation whose repeated MRI showed that the disc had resorbed, making surgery needless.
The researcher acknowledged that more research was accessible
on lumbar disc herniations’ reducing as seen on MRI by 34.7% to 95% over 6 to 17 months
and total resolution of the disc in 43% to 75% yet contended
that cervical disc herniations were apt to act the same way. (4) Like the author,
Layden Chiropractic holds out hope for our cervical disc herniation and cervical
radiculopathy patients that surgery may not be necessary. Our
conservative Plainville chiropractic treatment may
well help healing.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes cervical radiculopathy and its relieving care with
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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appointment today. Cervical radiculopathy and cervical disc
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