Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Cervical Radiculopathy occurs due to sustained damage by the root of the spinal nerves in the neck. These nerve root injuries are commonly referred to as "pinched nerves" and cause pain and numbness in the neck that radiates down the shoulder and into the arm.

Causes

  • Herniated disc
  • Age-related disc degeneration
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis

Symptoms

  • Sharp pain or a pins and needles sensation
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness

Treatment

  • Soft neck collar
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Medication
  • Steroid injections
  • Laser Spine Surgery