Cervical Radiculopathy is the clinical description of pain and/or neurological symptoms usually caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. Any condition that compresses or irritates a cervical nerve can cause cervical radiculopathy.
The most common causes include:
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
Symptoms typically include:
- Pain in the neck, shoulder, arm and sometimes down to the fingers
- Numbness, tingling and or weakness in the affected limb
Treatment options include:
- Neuropathic pain medication
- Physical Therapy
- Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
- NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- If non surgical attempts fail, surgery to free the pinched nerve may be considered.
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