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Manual therapy targeting intervertebral foramen vs exercise for cervical radiculopathy

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April 2015

Manual therapy targeting intervertebral foramen vs exercise for cervical radiculopathy

Vol: 4| Issue: 4| Number:8| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Comparison of 2 Manual Therapy and Exercise Protocols for Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Short-Term Effects

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jan;45(1):4-17.

Contributing Authors:
P Langevin F Desmeules M Lamothe S Robitaille JS Roy

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Synopsis

36 patients with cervical radiculopathy (CR) were randomized to either receive manual therapy and exercise with a focus on increasing the size of the intervertebral foramen (IVF) of the affected nerve root, or a similar treatment without this specific aim. The purpose of the study was to compare these two interventions. The primary outcome, Neck Disability Index, as well as the secondary outcomes ...

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