The effect of a therapeutic program on the degree of cervical herniated disc

Majed F. Mujalli 1 , Ala’a Kh. Abu Aloyoun 2
1 Sport Medicine and Remedial Gymnastic Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan,
2 Physical Education Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan


The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the supposed therapeutic program – using massage, therapeutic exercise, and Traction - to decrease the degree of cervical disk herniation. And improve grip’s strength, arms strength, and neck flexibility. Also, decrease pain, and muscles temperature. Systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized trials on patients with cervical disc herniation, with an age average = 41.36 years, the height average = 167.72 cm, and the weight average = 67.86 kg. The program was applied over 6 weeks by therapeutic sessions, and it follow-up for two months. Was used the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the degree of herniated disc, Dynamometer for muscles strength, Inclinometer for flexibility, Electro thermometer for muscles temperature, and VAS for pain.
The results showed a statistically significant difference between the two measurements pre- and post to all patients.
Conclusion. Patients with cervical disc herniation can benefit from the supposed therapeutic program to improve their health.

Key words:

herniated disc, massage, traction therapy, exercises

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The effect of a therapeutic program on the degree of cervical herniated disc


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