Safe physiotherapy interventions in large cervical disc herniations.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324928
Title:
Safe physiotherapy interventions in large cervical disc herniations.
Authors:
Keramat, Keramat Ullah; Gaughran, Aisling
Affiliation:
Department of Physiotherapy, St Patrick's Hospital, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. karamatjee@yahoo.com
Citation:
Safe physiotherapy interventions in large cervical disc herniations. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Rep
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324928
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2012-006864
PubMed ID:
22907861
Additional Links:
http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2012/bcr-2012-006864.long
Abstract:
A 34-year-old woman was seen in a physiotherapy department with signs and symptoms of cervical radiculopathy. Loss of cervical lordosis and a large paracentral to intraforaminal disc prolapse (8 mm) at C5-C6 level was reported on MRI. She was taking diclofenac sodium, tramadol HCl, diazepam and pregabalin for the preceding 2 months and no significant improvement, except temporary relief, was reported. She was referred to physiotherapy while awaiting a surgical opinion from a neurosurgeon. In physiotherapy she was treated with mobilisation of the upper thoracic spine from C7 to T6 level. A cervical extension exercise was performed with prior voluntary extension of the thoracic spine and elevated shoulders. She was advised to continue the same at home. General posture advice was given. Signs and symptoms resolved within the following four sessions of treatment over 3 weeks. Surgical intervention was subsequently deemed unnecessary.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PHYSIOTHERAPY
MeSH:
Adult; Cervical Vertebrae; Exercise Therapy; Female; Humans; Intervertebral Disc Displacement; Manipulation, Spinal; Posture; Radiculopathy
ISSN:
1757-790X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKeramat, Keramat Ullahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGaughran, Aislingen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-18T11:46:50Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-18T11:46:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationSafe physiotherapy interventions in large cervical disc herniations. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid22907861-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2012-006864-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324928-
dc.description.abstractA 34-year-old woman was seen in a physiotherapy department with signs and symptoms of cervical radiculopathy. Loss of cervical lordosis and a large paracentral to intraforaminal disc prolapse (8 mm) at C5-C6 level was reported on MRI. She was taking diclofenac sodium, tramadol HCl, diazepam and pregabalin for the preceding 2 months and no significant improvement, except temporary relief, was reported. She was referred to physiotherapy while awaiting a surgical opinion from a neurosurgeon. In physiotherapy she was treated with mobilisation of the upper thoracic spine from C7 to T6 level. A cervical extension exercise was performed with prior voluntary extension of the thoracic spine and elevated shoulders. She was advised to continue the same at home. General posture advice was given. Signs and symptoms resolved within the following four sessions of treatment over 3 weeks. Surgical intervention was subsequently deemed unnecessary.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://casereports.bmj.com/content/2012/bcr-2012-006864.longen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.subjectPHYSIOTHERAPYen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshCervical Vertebrae-
dc.subject.meshExercise Therapy-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIntervertebral Disc Displacement-
dc.subject.meshManipulation, Spinal-
dc.subject.meshPosture-
dc.subject.meshRadiculopathy-
dc.titleSafe physiotherapy interventions in large cervical disc herniations.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physiotherapy, St Patrick's Hospital, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. karamatjee@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen_GB
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