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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Cares for Cervical Disc Herniations and Related Radiculopathy

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR welcomes Colorado Springs neck pain patients due to cervical spine disc herniations that trigger arm pain radiculopathy. Non-surgical care of arm pain radiculopathy eases Colorado Springs neck pain and arm pain non-surgically.

CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

In caring for cervical spine-related arm pain (aka cervical radiculopathy), research guidelines report conservative management as a first-line treatment alternative over surgery. Clinically, cervical radiculopathy can pose as motor change, paresthesia, reflex change, numbness and/or sensory change. Researchers have been collaborating to establish guidelines for its non-surgical management and treatment at different stages of pain including acute, subacute, and chronic. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses such guidelines in planning non-surgical treatment for our Colorado Springs 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 more passive care in the acute phase to more active, individualized, self-managed care in the chronic phase. Particularly, for the acute stage, multimodal management involving spinal manipulation, patient education, exercise, and positioning that eases the pain were beneficial. For subacute cervical radiculopathy, increased specific exercises, supervised motor control motions and/or mobilization may be incorporated. For chronic pain, general aerobic exercise and strength training, postural instruction, and ergonomic assessment of job-related activities may be added}29}. (2) We know that our neck and arm pain patients are ready for activities like this that allow them to return to doing what they want to do.

TIME AND THE CERVICAL DISC HERNIATION

Overall, in one systematic review study, 56.4% of degenerative cervical radiculopathy patients - 39.1% of conservatively treated patients and 60.5% of surgically treated patients – experienced motor deficits before 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, rendering surgery needless. The researcher acknowledged that more research was available on lumbar disc herniations’ decreasing 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 do the same. (4) Like the author, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR holds out hope for our cervical disc herniation and cervical radiculopathy patients that surgery may not be necessary. Our conservative Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. Cervical radiculopathy and cervical disc herniation sufferers have a pain-relieving partner at our office.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses the Cox® Technic spinal manipulation to treat cervical radiculopathy and avert surgery.  
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