Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office takes care of
Groton neck pain patients with cervical spine disc
herniations that cause arm pain radiculopathy. Non-surgical care
of arm pain radiculopathy helps Groton neck pain and arm pain sufferers experience
some relief without surgery.
In caring 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 present 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office considers such guidelines in planning non-surgical treatment
for our Groton 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 stages, the
non-surgical interventions’ guidelines move from acute/more
passive care to more active, individualized, self-managed
care in the chronic phase. Particularly, for the acute
stage, multimodal management including spinal manipulation, patient
education, exercise, and positioning that eases the
pain were beneficial. For subacute cervical
radiculopathy, enhanced 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 included}29}. (2) We understand
that our neck and arm pain patients appreciate activities
like this that allow them to return 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 – reported 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
disc resorbed on a confirming repeat MRI, making surgery unnecessary.
The researcher conceded that more research was accessible
on the decrease
of lumbar disc herniations 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 likely to do
the same. (4) Like the author,
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office holds out hope for our cervical disc herniation and cervical
radiculopathy patients that surgery may not be required. Our
conservative Groton chiropractic treatment will quite possibly help in relieving the symptoms and pain.
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