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DataPoint: Neck Surgery vs. Structured Exercise

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Patients with cervical radiculopathy who had cervical disc fusion showed no significant differences when compared to patients treated with a structured program of focused exercise, muscle therapy and body awareness training.

PosturePractice takeaway:  In addition to muscle, ligament and fascia effects, unlocking restriction and retraining motion patterns can even affect discs!
Physical Function Outcome in Cervical Radiculopathy Patients After Physiotherapy Alone Compared With Anterior Surgery Followed by Physiotherapy: A Prospective Randomized Study With a 2-Year Follow-up., Anneli Peolsson et al SPINE Feb 2013 DOI 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31826d2cbb

 

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