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dc.contributor.authorSavva, Christos
dc.contributor.authorGiakas, Giannis
dc.creatorSavva, Christos
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-02T14:04:18Z
dc.date.available2018-10-02T14:04:18Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-01
dc.identifierDOI:10.1016/j.math.2012.06.012
dc.identifier.issn1356689X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1356689X12001531
dc.identifier.urihttps://repo.euc.ac.cy/handle/123456789/309
dc.description.abstractCervical radiculopathy is the result of cervical nerve root pathology that may lead to chronic pain and disability. Although manual therapy interventions including cervical traction and neural mobilization have been advocated to decrease pain and disability caused by cervical radiculopathy, their analgesic effect has been questioned due to the low quality of research evidence. The purpose of this paper is to present the effect of cervical traction combined with neural mobilization on pain and disability in a patient experiencing cervical radiculopathy. A 52-year-old woman presented with a 2 month history of neurological cervico-brachial pain and whose presentation was consistent with cervical radiculopathy. Cervical traction and a slider neural mobilization of the medial nerve were applied simultaneously to reduce the patient's pain and disability measured at baseline and at 2 and 4 weeks using the Numeric Pain Rating Scale, the Neck Disability Index and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale. Improvements in all outcome measures were noted over a period of four weeks. Scores in all outcome measures revealed that the patient's pain had almost disappeared and that she was able to perform her household chores and job tasks without difficulties and limitations. In conclusion, the findings of this study support that the application of cervical traction combined with neural mobilization can produce significant improvements in terms of pain and disability in cervical radiculopathy.
dc.relation.ispartofManual Therapy
dc.subjectCervical radiculopathy
dc.subjectCervical traction
dc.subjectNeural mobilization
dc.titleThe effect of cervical traction combined with neural mobilization on pain and disability in cervical radiculopathy. A case report
dc.typeCase report
dc.rights.licenseCopyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
elsevier.identifier.doi10.1016/j.math.2012.06.012
elsevier.identifier.eid1-s2.0-S1356689X12001531
elsevier.identifier.piiS1356-689X(12)00153-1
elsevier.identifier.scopusid84883281797
elsevier.identifier.pubmedid22818658
elsevier.volume18
elsevier.issue.identifier5
elsevier.coverdate2013-10-01
elsevier.coverdisplaydateOctober 2013
elsevier.startingpage443
elsevier.endingpage446
elsevier.openaccess0
elsevier.openaccessarticlefalse
elsevier.openarchivearticlefalse
elsevier.teaserCervical radiculopathy is the result of cervical nerve root pathology that may lead to chronic pain and disability. Although manual therapy interventions including cervical traction and neural mobilization...
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