The chiropractic management of two cases of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy

Dufton, John A.; Giantomaso, Tony
June 2003
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p121
Academic Journal
Cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR) is one of the potential sources of radiculopathy, particularly in patients aged 40 to 60 years. The hallmark sign of cervical-brachial pain presents in the majority of the cases, however a definitive clinical diagnosis is often difficult in the absence of reliable and valid diagnostic tests. Two cases of presumed CSR illustrate the usefulness of applying a comprehensive mechanical assessment that guides the patient's rehabilitation regardless of the traditional anatomical diagnosis. A brief overview of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and management of CSR is also presented.


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