Acute and Chronic Radiculopathy
Acute Radiculopathy Treatment (disc herniation pinching a nerve root):
Specific recommendations are made along with a referral when appropriate.
Chronic Radiculopathy Treatment (spinal stenosis):
Nerve Mobilization: This therapy is targeted to assist with improving scarring around the nerve roots, swelling within the nerve sheaths, and venous congestion (a slowing of normal blood flow to/from the nerve secondary to the spinal stenosis)
Figure 1. An example of an acute radiculopathy (herniated disc in this case) that is pinching a nerve root.
Figure 2. A demonstration of nerve mobilization targetted towards more chronic radiculopathic conditions.