What is included in patient education about cervical disc disease?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Michael B Furman, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Educate patients to avoid aggravating factors (eg, vibrational stress from driving, cervical flexion, Valsalva maneuvers) that may exacerbate discogenic pain.

  • Additionally, instruct patients on correct posture and a home exercise program (eg, cervicothoracic stabilization, aerobic conditioning).

  • For excellent patient education resources, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Shoulder and Neck Pain, Neck Strain, Whiplash, Chronic Pain, and Pain Medications.

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