Evidence-Based Approach to Radiculopathy Recovery

Radiculopathy can be a challenging clinical presentation by patients. Understanding the clinical approach towards a proper diagnosis can lead to a more effective treatment. Traction therapy has been used in health care as a modality for centuries. Research over the past decade has demonstrated mixed reviews (due to study design) of its effectiveness – until now. Learn about the clinical approach to evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment including the evidence behind traction and its effect on Cervical and Lumbar radiculopathy and how you can provide a treatment approach in-office that incorporates traction.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn clinical examination procedures for cervical and lumbar radiculopathy
  2. Review the literature on the therapeutic effectiveness of traction
  3. Understand the dynamics leading to effectiveness in treating disc lesions with traction and traction with motion.