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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 occurs when there is compression of 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, spinal arthritis and/or spinal bone spurs.
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 The Spine Institute of Louisiana 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 The Spine Institute of Louisiana?
At The Spine Institute of Louisiana, Cervical Radiculopathy is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options. The Board Certified Spine Specialists at The Spine Institute of Louisiana 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
- Spinal injections
Surgery may be recommended if Cervical Radiculopathy does not respond to non-surgical treatment options. The Board Certified Spine Surgeons at The Spine Institute of Louisiana are experts in a variety of Minimally Invasive Surgical procedures to treat Cervical Radiculopathy. These treatments include:
- Anterior Discectomy and Fusion
- Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Make an Appointment with a Spine Institute of Louisiana Spine Specialist Today
- If you have been experiencing Cervical Radiculopathy, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists.
- We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.
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