TITLE

A cervical collar or physiotherapy was better than a wait-and-see policy for early pain relief in cervical radiculopathy

AUTHOR(S)
Underwood, Professor Martin
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;2/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 2, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study on whether treatment with a cervical collar or physiotherapy reduce pain and improve function faster than a wait-and-see policy in cervical radiculopathy. A study was conducted on 205 patients 18 to 75 years of age who had cervical radiculopathy with symptoms for 1 month. It was found that a semi-hard cervical collar or physiotherapy reduced pain more than a wait-and-see approach at 6 weeks but not at 6 months.
ACCESSION #
48495896

 

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