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PT or cervical collar for cervical radiculopathy?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20544046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To shorten recovery time for adults with acute cervical radiculopathy, recommend either physical therapy (PT) and a home exercise plan or a cervical collar and rest. Both are more effective than a wait-and-see strategy.
Mariya Dmytriv; Kate Rowland; Thomas Gavagan; David Holub
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1533-7294     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-07-15     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-72     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Family Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics / therapeutic use
Immobilization / instrumentation*
Orthotic Devices* / economics
Physical Therapy Modalities* / economics
Radiculopathy / therapy*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
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