What is Cervical Radiculopathy?
Cervical Radiculopathy is a term used to describe the pain that originates in the neck but radiates into the shoulders, arms or fingers. This condition is not a diagnosis but a symptom of an underlying condition that is compressing a nerve in the cervical spine. When the nerve is compressed pain signals travel from the nerve root in the spine into the extremities.
Common conditions that cause Cervical Radiculopathy include:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Bone spurs in the spine
If you have Cervical Radiculopathy the common symptoms can include:
- Neck pain
- Pain in the shoulders, arms or fingers
- Weakness in the shoulders, arms or fingers
- Numbness or tingling in the shoulders, arms or fingers
The Spine Team at OSS Health has helped thousands of patients with Cervical Radiculopathy return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
How is Cervical Radiculopathy Treated at OSS Health?
At OSS Health, Cervical Radiculopathy is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options. The Board Certified Spine Specialists at OSS Health create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals. These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical Therapy
Surgery may be recommended if Cervical Radiculopathy does not respond to non-surgical treatment options. The Board Certified Spine Surgeons at OSS Health are experts in a variety of Minimally Invasive Surgical procedures to treat Cervical Radiculopathy.