Cervical Radiculopathy: Nonoperative Management
Estimated time to complete session: 45 mins.
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate performance of the Spurling test, shoulder abduction test, and upper limb tension test to confirm a diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy.
2. Identify assessment red-flags that may require further evaluation and possible surgical treatment/referral.
3. Prepare a plan of care for non-operative management of cervical radiculopathy that includes a recommended length of treatment, and conditions for which surgical referral may be considered.
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Siobhan M. Statuta, MD, CAQSM, Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Team Physician, UVA Sports Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia
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