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!
What Is Cervical Radiculopathy?
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.
This can lead to upper extremity pain, numbness, and tingling in the arms, hands, shoulders, or fingers. In severe cases, it can also cause muscle weakness.
What Is the Cause of Cervical Radiculopathy?
The most common cause of cervical radiculopathy is a herniated disc (herniated cervical intervertebral disc) or irritation of an exiting cervical nerve root. This happens when the soft center of a disc ruptures and puts pressure on the nerves.