Recommendations for Acute Cervical Radiculopathy.

An expert panel concluded that because the risk-benefit ratio for surgery is less favorable for cervical radiculopathy, conservative treatment options (like chiropractic care) should be the initial treatment approach for the condition. The panel recommends patient education, spinal manipulative therapy, and foraminal opening exercises in the acute stage; individualized physical activity including supervised motor control, specific exercises, and/or neurodynamic mobilization in the subacute stage; and general aerobic exercise, focused strength training, and postural and ergonomic education in the chronic stage. Physical Therapy, May 2022

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