Cross Chiropractic Center Cares for Cervical Disc Herniations and Related Radiculopathy

Cross Chiropractic Center cares for Sandy Springs neck pain patients due to cervical spine disc herniations that cause arm pain radiculopathy. Non-surgical care of arm pain radiculopathy eases Sandy Springs neck pain and arm pain non-surgically.

CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

In managing for cervical spine-related arm pain known as cervical radiculopathy, research guidelines describe 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 working to establish guidelines for its non-surgical management and treatment at different stages of pain including acute, subacute, and chronic. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center considers such guidelines in planning non-surgical treatment for our Sandy 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 beneficial than for non-surgical, conservative care. In looking at care of cervical radiculopathy through its phases, the non-surgical interventions’ guidelines shift 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 valuable. For subacute cervical radiculopathy, increased specific exercises, supervised motor control motions and/or mobilization may be added. For chronic pain, general aerobic exercise and strength training, postural instruction, and ergonomic assessment of job-related activities may be incorporated}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 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 described 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 available on the decrease of lumbar disc herniations 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 likely to act the same way. (4) Like the author, Cross Chiropractic Center holds out hope for our cervical disc herniation and cervical radiculopathy patients that surgery may not be necessary. Our conservative Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment will quite possibly help in relieving the symptoms and pain.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates cervical radiculopathy and its relieving care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. Cervical radiculopathy and cervical disc herniation sufferers experience a pain-relieving partner at our chiropractic practice.

Cross Chiropractic Center offers the Cox® Technic spinal manipulation to treat cervical radiculopathy and avert surgery.  
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