Keywords: Cervical Spondylosis, ROM, neck pain, Physiotherapy, Special tests, Differential Diagnosis, surgery.
Every patient is different however a with a typical presentation you may expect to find ……
- Restore ROM
- Decrease pain
- Improve function
- Reduce protective muscle spasm
- Strengthen stabilising structures
- Normalize afferent input and regain optimal proprioceptive function (Longbottom, 2010)
- Refer on as appropriate
- Pain in cervical region centrally or into dermatomal region
- Secondary trigger points and muscle spasm
- Reduced ROM
- +/- Paraesthesia due to neural compression
- Soft tissue mobilisations
- Manual therapy
- Muscle Energy techniques
- Strengthening exercises.
- Cervical Distraction
- Medical Disability Advisor – Guidelines
What does the research say?
Conclusions: The proposed scoring system can be a reliable and objective tool for assessing cervical disk degeneration based on lateral radiographs.Moreover, the scoring system showed to be experience and discipline independent.
Walraevens et al (2009)
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