New Hampshire Spine and Sport welcomes Southern New Hampshire neck pain patients with cervical spine disc herniations that cause arm pain radiculopathy. Non-surgical care of arm pain radiculopathy eases Southern New Hampshire neck pain and arm pain non-surgically.
In managing for cervical spine-related arm pain known as cervical radiculopathy, research guidelines report conservative management as a first-line treatment alternative over surgery. Clinically, cervical radiculopathy can appear as numbness, paresthesia, motor change, reflex change and/or sensory change. Researchers have been working to establish guidelines for its non-surgical management and treatment at different stages of pain including acute, subacute, and chronic. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport uses such guidelines in planning non-surgical treatment for our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients.
GUIDELINES FOR TREATING CERVICAL DISC HERNIATIONS
In reporting the non-surgical guidelines, researchers explained 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 phases, the non-surgical interventions’ guidelines move from acute/more passive care to chronic/more active, individualized, self-managed care. Particularly, for the acute stage, multimodal management involving spinal manipulation, patient education, exercise, and positioning that relieves the pain were valuable. For subacute cervical radiculopathy, enhanced specific exercises, supervised motor control motions and/or mobilization may be incorporated. In the chronic phase, patients may benefit from general aerobic exercise and strength training, postural instruction, and ergonomic assessment of job-related activities, general aerobic exercise and strength training, postural instruction, and ergonomic assessment of job-related activities may be incorporated}29}. (2) We find 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 – said they had 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 disc resorbed on a confirming repeat MRI, making surgery needless. The researcher acknowledged that more research was available on lumbar disc herniations’ reducing as seen on MRI by 34.7% to 95% over 6 to 17 months and total resorption of the disc in 43% to 75% yet contended that cervical disc herniations were apt to act the same way. (4) Like the author, New Hampshire Spine and Sport holds out hope for our cervical disc herniation and cervical radiculopathy patients that surgery may not be necessary. Our conservative Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment will quite possibly help in relieving the symptoms and pain.
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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.
Make your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment soon. Cervical radiculopathy and cervical disc herniation sufferers have a pain-relieving partner at our clinic.