All you people who are now working from home since the last few months reaching out to me with neck and low back issues, I got you covered. I know you miss your ergonomic desks but until we all get back to it, here are some strategies to decrease the chances to have that dreaded neck and back pain your collogues keep complaining about. Here’s part one.
I made a video on Radial Nerve neurodynamics based on my experiences in my office seeing a few patients coming in with pain in the posterior aspect of the arm and lateral aspect of the elbow (common extensor origin) area broadly. When I see those areas my mind gravitates towards pattern recognition and this pattern directs me to assess the radial nerve first. I test dermatomes, myotomes, reflexes, special tests etc. I made a video of one of those ULTT’s along with some radial nerve neurodynamics. Hope you find this helpful.
(PS- this video is part of a full online neck program series that I am working on. Its the biggest project i have undertaken since I started writing this blog back in 2014. I will try and cover most aspects of neck pain in terms of physio assessment and treatments that I utilize in my own practice. Feel free to reach out on my facebook or instagram accounts to chat with me about the program more).