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Intermittent cervical traction and thoracic manipulation for management of mild cervical compressive myelopathy attributed to cervical herniated disc: a case series.
Documentation was done according to proforma designed, indicating age,sex, neurological status before and after cervical traction and investigationswith findings on X-rays, CT and MRI.
Useful treatment modalities include rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, immobilization, cervical traction, and occasionally therapeutic injections.
Interim cervical traction was applied and her neurological examination improved to 4/5 power in upper limbs.
Majority of patients are treated by conservative means including analgesics, physiotherapy exercises, heat and cold therapy, cervical traction etc.
There are numerous conservative therapies for cervical radiculopathy, including oral analgesics, rest, cervical traction, short-term immobilization with a cervical collar, PT, a short course of oral corticosteroids, and perineural steroid injections.
Rhodes, who spent eight weeks undergoing physical therapy and cervical traction, and received epidural steroid injections.
Treatment includes a few days' rest and medical management with analgesic pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, muscle relaxants and physical therapy, which may include use of cervical traction devices, heat and cold therapies, and stretching exercises.
Rest, activity modification, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), immobilization, cervical traction, and therapeutic injections are modalities that can be implemented prior to consideration of surgical treatment.
This paper reports a rare case of transient radial and axillary nerves palsy related to intraoperative right lateral positioning for Kuntscher intramedullary nail insertion that caused postural cervical traction.