Symptoms and Causes
Cervical radiculopathy is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas as well, leading to widespread and intense pain.
There are many possible causes that may lead to the development of cervical radiculopathy. The condition may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column, including herniated disks, degenerative disk disease, or spinal stenosis(spurs).
The following video discusses these causes and the symptoms commonly associated with them:
Treating Cervical Radiculopathy
There are a wide range of treatment options available for cervical radiculopathy. The particular treatment a patient will undergo depends mainly on the underlying cause and severity of their symptoms. For spinal cord pain relief in Los Angeles, set up an appointment with a medical professional from our clinic.
As a specialist in non-surgical and interventional treatment and pain management of the musculoskeletal system, Dr. Vahedifar takes a more conservative approach to his cases. In an appointment, Dr. Vahedifar will carefully evaluate your neck and discuss all possible treatments. In many situations, he will begin treatment with physical therapy, rest and/or medication. If such treatment fails, he may use epidural injections or selective nerve blocks to help patients cope with their pain.
With more than a decade of experience, our doctor is more than capable of handling your case. Contact Nuvo Spine today for the certified medical assistance you need as you cope with spinal pain.