Cervical radiculopathy is a painful condition in the cervical spine that occurs because of compression of a nerve exiting your spinal cord. If you’re suffering from excruciating neck pain in your cervical area or you have radiating pain from your shoulder to your arms, this may be as a result of nerve irritation from the nerves branching away from your spinal cord.
The cervical spine comprises vertebrae stacked up one on top of another. The vertebrae are flexible to allow free movement of your back. Between these bones are intervertebral discs, which offer cushioning and absorb shock. Spinal nerves carrying messages to and from your brain branch from the spine through openings in the vertebrae.
Any structural changes because of injury or degradation in the cervical spine that pinch the exiting nerves, irritating and inflaming them, causes pain and other symptoms. Dr. Amr Hosny and a team of pain management doctors at New York Pain Care offer diagnosis and treatment for cervical radiculopathy and other spinal conditions.
When you consult your doctor, one of the objectives during diagnosis is to identify the cause of the pinched nerve in your neck. Identifying the cause enables your doctor to develop an effective individualized treatment plan. Common causes of nerve irritation in your cervical spine include:
The risk factors for getting cervical radiculopathy include:
The medical team at New York Pain Care has the latest medical equipment for diagnosis and treatment of your spinal condition. They can help you get out of pain.
Cervical radiculopathy can certainly lower your quality of life. Your cervical spine provides mobility, support and stability for your head. The spine also houses cervical nerves that innervate both sides of a corresponding part of your upper body. These nerves control motor function and sensations in the neck, shoulder, arms, fingers and head. Common symptoms that underlie the seriousness of this condition include:
These symptoms highlight the need for immediate diagnosis and treatment of cervical radiculopathy. Dr. Hosny is a board-certified, Harvard-trained interventional spine specialist using the latest medical technology to treat this and other painful back conditions. His practice offers the best care and most advanced treatments.
Your doctor develops an individualized treatment for cervical radiculopathy after a physical examination of your shoulder and neck, imaging tests and a review of your medical history. Effective treatments for pinched nerves in the cervical spine include:
For personalized cervical radiculopathy treatment in New York City and northern New Jersey, contact the team at New York Pain Care. The spine and pain specialists offer a multi-disciplinary approach to spinal conditions, starting with non-surgical treatments.
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