Investigation of the effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound with high-resolution ultrasonographic cross-sectional area measurement of cervical nerve roots in patients with chronic cervical radiculopathy: a prospective, controlled, single-blind study


Okmen B. M., Okmen K., Altan L.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS, vol.45, no.3, pp.479-486, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10396-017-0855-9
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.479-486
  • Keywords: Chronic cervical radiculopathy, Therapeutic ultrasound, High-resolution ultrasonography, Cervical nerve root, Cross-sectional area, CARPAL-TUNNEL-SYNDROME, PAIN, DIAGNOSIS, SCALES, MUSCLE, TRIAL, NECK
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effects of therapeutic ultrasound (US) on chronic cervical radiculopathy (CR) patients using both the clinical parameters and the cross-sectional area (CSA) values of the cervical nerve roots (NR) measured by high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS).