PT FOR CHRONIC NECK PAIN

Patients with chronic neck pain who receive physical therapy that includes general neck advice and/or an exercise program have similar reductions in pain when neck stabilization exercises are added to their PT program, says an article published in the February 1 issue (Vol 36, Issue 2) of Journal of Rheumatology. This multicenter research was conducted…

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE FOR CHRONIC NECK PAIN

Little is known about the effectiveness of therapeutic massage, one of the most popular complementary medical treatments for neck pain. Research was conducted to evaluate whether therapeutic massage is more beneficial than a self-care book for patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS: 64 patients were randomized to receive up to 10 massages over 10 weeks…

PT FOR CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

A semi-hard cervical collar and rest for 3 to 6 weeks or physical therapy accompanied by home exercises for 6 weeks reduced neck and arm pain substantially compared with a wait-and-see policy in the early phase of cervical radiculopathy, say authors of an article published October 7 in BMJ. This research was conducted in neurology…