The Management of a Patient with a Cervical Disc Herniation: A Case Report

The Management of a Patient with a Cervical Disc Herniation: A Case Report
By Sherry Tsao and Peter Pidcoe
Department of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University—Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23298.

Summary: To present the management of a patient with a cervical disc herniation and illustrate the efficacy of cervical traction as a main form of treatment for cervical disc herniation in conjunction with a home exercise program.

Conclusion: Cervical traction and a good home exercise program have been shown to reduce cervical disc herniation and its subsequent symptoms.