Med.Inter.Rev. 2013, 100, 120-124.

Some non-operative ways of cervical spine treatment


Jacek Piechowicz1., Maciej Tęsiorowski2., Barbara Jasiewicz2., Jacek Sobol1., Mateusz Piechowicz1., Włodzimierz Opoka3.

1. Gabinet Rehabilitacyjny, ul. Gdyńska 11, 31-323 Kraków.
2. Klinika Ortopedii i Rehabilitacji CM UJ ul. Balzera 15, 34-501 Zakopane.
3. Katedra Chemii Nieorganicznej i Analitycznej, Wydział Farmaceutyczny, Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, ul. Medyczna 9, 30-688 Kraków.


Abstract
Though cervical spine disorders occur less frequently than lumbar spine problems, their course and final results may have severe implications for patients. Despite significant development in operative treatment of cervical spine; patients, if possible, choose conservative methods basing mainly on pharmacotherapy and rehabilitation (physiotherapy). A case report of non-operative treatment with use of selected techniques of manual therapy and physiotherapy is described. Achieved improvement allowed postponing the surgery, but we cannot exclude the necessity of operation in the future.

Keywords: cervical spine, dyscopathy, physiotherapy


Original language: Polish

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