Neck retractions, cervical root decompression, and radicular pain.

@article{Abdulwahab2000NeckRC,
  title={Neck retractions, cervical root decompression, and radicular pain.},
  author={Saed Abdulwahab and Mohamed A. Sabbahi},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={4-9; discussion 10-2}
}
STUDY DESIGN Two-group repeated measures. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the changes in the flexor carpi radialis H reflex after reading and neck retraction exercises and to correlate reflex changes with the intensity of radicular pain. BACKGROUND Repeated neck retraction movements have been routinely prescribed for patients with neck pain. METHODS AND MEASURES Ten nonimpaired subjects (mean age, 27 +/- 4 years) and 13 patients (mean age, 35 +/- 9 years) with C7 radiculopathy volunteered for the… CONTINUE READING

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