Commonly called a pinched nerve, cervical radiculopathy refers to any disorder or disease that affects the nerve roots of the spine in the neck. These nerves originate from the cervical spine and connect it with your arms, legs, and body. Many conditions can result in a pinched nerve, including a herniated disc, spinal trauma, bone spur, or osteoarthritis. Athletes who play contact sports, individuals who perform manual labor, and older patients are at an increased risk for developing radiculopathy.
Our experienced Spine Specialists offer both non-surgical pain management and minimally invasive techniques tailored to your unique needs. Find out more about your cervial radiculopathy treatment options by contacting our office today. We can provide additional information about treatment options and help you schedule a consultation.
What are the Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy?
Symptoms of a pinched nerve can include discomfort, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the affected area as well as the extremities associated with it. For instance, cervical radiculopathy occurs in the neck and therefore pain may be transmitted through one or both arms. In some cases, you may have a feeling of the arms or fingers “falling asleep” or difficulty grasping objects.
Treatment Options for Cervical Radiculopathy
There is a broad array of non-surgical and minimally invasive radiculopathy treatment options. Our extensively trained Board Certified Spine Specialists will begin with conservative therapies first, and they will only utilize surgical techniques in the event other methods prove ineffective. Your care and comfort are our highest priorities.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgical Procedures for Cervical Radiculopathy
In cases where non-surgical treatments have not resolved the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy, our Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeons may discuss the option of a surgical procedure. Unlike in years past, most spinal procedures can now be performed using a minimally invasive approach that requires only a small incision and significantly expedites recovery time.
While there are several Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery options for cervical radiculopathy, the goal for any of these procedures is to remove the herniated portion of the disc(s), spinal bones or other structures to alleviate pressure on the spinal nerves.
Our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeons are among the most experienced anywhere in New Jersey and are experts in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgical procedures.
Making an Appointment with Our Spine Specialists
For more information about cervical radiculopathy treatment options, please contact our office today to schedule a consult in any of our offices in Wall, Toms River, Manahwakin, Freehold or Red Bank. Our friendly and knowledgeable medical team will be happy to answer questions and help you schedule a consultation.
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