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Mar 8, 2016
The Treatment of C8 with Manual TherapyDownload PDF
Manual therapy has evidence to support its use in treating cervical spine issues such as headache, pain, and radiculopathy. The techniques that appear most studied are mobilization, manipulation, traction, and stretching. This report looks at another form of manual therapy called Myokinesthetic. This treatment was used to help a patient with multiple complaints of headache, neck pain, and radiculopathy, by addressing the C8 nerve root. The treatment appeared to help with the patient complaints and there were changes in range of motion, strength, pain, headache, and two point discrimination. The issue that arose in the author’s mind was this treatment appears to cross over various types of manual therapy techniques and raised the question of what technique can a manual therapy practitioner use to best suit their patient need and be quick and efficient. In other words, what specifc manual therapy technique should be used for the specific cause of the issue plaguing the patient?