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Cervical Radiculopathy Definition
Cervical radiculopathy is the clinical description of when a nerve root in the cervical spine becomes inflamed or damaged, resulting in a change in neurological function.
In C5 or C6 radiculopathy, the proximal shoulder girdle muscles are commonly involved and it may be difficult for the patients to raise their shoulder.
Treatments of Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical radiculopathy may be treated with a combination of pain medications such as corticosteroids (powerful anti-inflammatory drugs) or non-steroidal pain medication like ibuprofen or naproxen and physical therapy.
PHASE I – Pain Relief. Minimise Swelling & Injury Protection
PHASE II – Restoring Normal ROM & Posture
PHASE III – Restore Normal Muscle Control & Strength
PHASE IV – Restoring Full Function
PHASE V – Preventing a Recurrence