Neck ache and dysphagia related to disc protrusion and diminished purposeful stability: A case report.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 Apr;21(2):322-327
Authors: Margelli M, Vanti C, Villafañe JH, Andreotti R
BACKGROUND: Deglutition dysfunction like dysphagia could also be related to cervical signs.
FINDINGS: A younger feminine complained of ache on the neck and swallowing dysfunction that was diminished by the use of isometric contraction of cervical muscular tissues. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an anterior C5-C6 disc protrusion related to a lesion of the anterior longitudinal ligament. Barium radiograph confirmed a small anterior cervical osteophyte at C6 degree and dynamic X-ray excluded anatomical instability. The remedy included guide remedy and lively workout routines to enhance muscular stability.
CONCLUSIONS: Diagnostic speculation was a mix of cervical disc dysfunction related to C6 osteophyte and diminished purposeful stability.
PMID: 28532875 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]