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Letters Cervical radiculopathy

Never mind the treatment, what about the tests?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 10 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4619
  1. Andrew N Bamji, consultant rheumatologist1
  1. 1Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT
  1. andrew.bamji{at}

    Cassidy’s editorial obliquely refers to the usual duration of cervical root irritation, which in over 90% of cases is days or weeks.1 Perhaps the similarity of outcome for both treatments examined by Kuijper and colleagues shows that neither greatly alters the natural course …

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