Cervical radiculopathy: the role of manual therapy
published in January - February 2021 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.1
Marco Primavera, Jennifer Baldassini

Cervical radiculopathy is a clinical condition associated with a narrowing of space in the root canal of the nerve, which can often be caused by a herniated disc. Clinically, it is characterized by arm pain, in some cases paresthesia and neurological deficit.
According to the evidence, the indications for conservative treatment, and in particular on manual therapy, in patients with recent onset of neck pain and radiculopathy seem to suggest an approach with techniques initially addressed to the nervous tissue interface, in particular the lateral glide followed by mobilization techniques of peripheral nervous tissue.