Tratamiento manual de dolor lumbar y ciática con neurodinámica clínica

  • Shacklock M
  • Lucha López M
  • Giménez Donoso C
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This article describes the application of the concept of clinical neurodynamics with manual therapy to a patient with low back pain and radicular symptoms. The causal mechanisms have been carefully analyzed with emphasis on diagnostic categories and in the continue reevaluation that creates the progressions in the different treatment techniques. The dysfunctions consisted of reduced closing interface dysfunction and the neural tension dysfunction. It has been treated with opening interface in order to avoid the pressure on the nerve root and with neural mobilizations. The techniques were gentle and progressed slowly from lower to higher levels as the improvement occurred. It has been concluded that the approach can be effective and, with specific progressions, clinical reasoning and technique selection, the causal mechanisms can be treated with emphasis on diagnostic categories and systematic progressions. Different component dysfunctions can be treated distinctly and the treatment techniques can be adapted effectively to the patient's intimate needs without the risk of provocation of symptoms.

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  • Lumbar pain
  • Manual therapy
  • Neurodynamic

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  • Michael Shacklock

  • Ma O. Lucha López

  • C. Giménez Donoso

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