What is cervical radiculopathy, and how is it treated?
Cervical radiculopathy is a common condition that affects many people each year. In most cases, it can be treated successfully with conservative measures such as physical therapy and medications.
However, in some cases, spine surgery may be necessary to relieve the pressure on the nerve root and improve symptoms.
If you have persistent neck pain or spine pain and think you may have cervical radiculopathy, contact our team of highly skilled healthcare professionals at OrthoNeuro for an evaluation.
They will be able to determine the cause of your symptoms and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Call one of our offices in Columbus, OH, or book an appointment online today!
Cervical radiculopathy is a condition that occurs when the nerves in the neck are compressed or damaged (pinched nerve). When the nerve is compressed, pain signals travel from the nerve root in the spinal cord into the extremities.
Some common symptoms of cervical radiculopathy can include:
It’s essential to be evaluated by a spine or cervical radiculopathy specialist since many conditions that affect the spine have similar symptoms of pain radiating to other parts of the body. For example, facet joint symptoms can mimic the pain of a disc herniation.
Cervical radiculopathy is diagnosed through a combination of evaluating the patient’s symptoms, attaining their medical history, conducting a physical examination, and performing imaging tests.
At OrthoNeuro, cervical spine radiculopathy is usually treated quite effectively using non-surgical treatment options, such as working with a physical therapist. Our board-certified spine specialists at OrthoNeuro will create a treatment plan based on your lifestyle and goals.
This treatment plan may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
Surgery may be recommended if cervical radiculopathy does not respond to nonsurgical treatments such as a cervical epidural steroid injection.
The board-certified spine surgeons at OrthoNeuro are experts in a variety of minimally-invasive surgical procedures to treat cervical radiculopathy.
If you have been experiencing cervical radiculopathy, schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified spine specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
The spine team at OrthoNeuro has helped thousands of patients with cervical radiculopathy return to an active and healthy lifestyle using various treatment options.
We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you. Call us or book an appointment online today!
Medically reviewed by
Mark A. White, D.O., FACOS
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Interventional Pain Management Specialist
“I recently had surgery on my lower back. I had heard that such surgery would result in pain and cause me difficulties in doing ordinary daily tasks but, I experienced no pain and was able to do normal activities at home and at church. Also, being a bee keeper, I was able to work the hives and extract the honey from most of the hives”
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