Which treatments are effective for cervical radiculopathy?
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Initial treatment options comprise rest, cervical immobilization, anti-inflammatory drugs (nonsteroidal and steroidal), pain relievers (including muscle relaxants and antiepileptics), and physical therapy (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, cohort studies). As many as 60% of patients who fail initial treatments report long-term pain relief with epidural corticosteroid injections (SOR : C, case series).
Journal of Family Practice, 58(2) 2009: 97+.