The Novelli Wellness Center Cares for Cervical Disc Herniations and Related Radiculopathy

The Novelli Wellness Center takes care of Buffalo, NY neck pain patients with cervical spine disc herniations that cause arm pain radiculopathy. Non-surgical care of arm pain radiculopathy helps Buffalo, NY neck pain and arm pain sufferers find some relief without surgery.

CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

In managing for cervical spine-related arm pain (aka cervical radiculopathy), research guidelines report conservative management as a first-line treatment option over surgery. Clinically, cervical radiculopathy can pose as motor change, paresthesia, reflex change, numbness and/or sensory change. Researchers have been collaborating to establish guidelines for its non-surgical management and treatment at various stages of pain including acute, subacute, and chronic. (1) The Novelli Wellness Center uses such guidelines in planning non-surgical treatment for our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients.

GUIDELINES FOR TREATING CERVICAL DISC HERNIATIONS

In reporting the non-surgical guidelines, researchers described the risk-benefit ratio for surgical treatment of cervical radiculopathy as less favorable than for non-surgical, conservative care. In looking at care of cervical radiculopathy through its phases, the non-surgical interventions’ guidelines shift from more passive care in the acute phase to more active, individualized, self-managed care in the chronic phase. Particularly, for the acute stage, multimodal management involving spinal manipulation, patient education, exercise, and positioning that alleviates the pain were valuable. For subacute cervical radiculopathy, enhanced specific exercises, supervised motor control motions and/or mobilization may be added. For chronic pain, general aerobic exercise and strength training, postural instruction, and ergonomic assessment of job-related activities may be included}29}. (2) We find that our neck and arm pain patients are ready for activities like this that allow them to return to living.

TIME AND THE CERVICAL DISC HERNIATION

Overall, in a recent systematic review study, 56.4% of degenerative cervical radiculopathy patients - 39.1% of conservatively treated patients and 60.5% of surgically treated patients – reported motor deficits before treatment. (3) A spine surgeon described a case report of a patient headed for cervical spine discectomy/fusion surgery for a C4-C5 disc herniation whose disc resorbed on a confirming repeat MRI, rendering surgery unnecessary. The researcher conceded that more research was available on the decrease of lumbar disc herniations seen on MRI by 34.7% to 95% over 6 to 17 months and total resolution of the disc in 43% to 75% yet postulated that cervical disc herniations were likely to do the same. (4) Like the author, The Novelli Wellness Center holds out hope for our cervical disc herniation and cervical radiculopathy patients that surgery may not be required. Our conservative Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment may well help healing.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes cervical radiculopathy and its relieving care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment now. Cervical radiculopathy and cervical disc herniation sufferers find a pain-relieving partner at our chiropractic practice.

The Novelli Wellness Center offers the Cox® Technic spinal manipulation to treat cervical radiculopathy and avert surgery.  
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