Cervical Radiculopathy: Symptoms & Treatments

General Information

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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