What is Cervical Radiculopathy?
Some patients' back pain may be caused by cervical radiculopathy. Cervical radiculopathy is a medical condition where nerve roots located near the cervical vertebrae are compressed, resulting in nerve damage or disrupted nerve function.
SOS back pain specialists have years of experience in providing care and treatment for cervical radiculopathy. Whether you or your loved one have been diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy, or are experiencing back pain and other cervical radiculopathy symptoms, an SOS back pain doctor may be able to help.
Cervical Radiculopathy Causes
There are many potential causes of cervical radiculopathy. Cervical radiculopathy causes include, but are not limited to:
- Injuries that cause pressure on nerve roots, such as a ruptured disc or bone degeneration
Cervical Radiculopathy Symptoms
Common cervical radiculopathy symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Upper back pain which then spreads to the arm, neck, chest and/or shoulders
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness in the fingers or hands
- Tingling sensation in the fingers or hands
- Challenges with coordination, specifically hand coordination
Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment
Cervical radiculopathy treatment is different for each patient, depending on severity. An SOS back pain specialist will take the time to learn about you or your loved one's cervical radiculopathy symptoms. SOS will then develop a personalized cervical radiculopathy treatment plan.
Common cervical radiculopathy treatment options include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Pain medication
- Physical therapy
- Surgery, when necessary
Cervical Radiculopathy Surgery
When cervical radiculopathy is severe enough to cause motor weakness, surgery may be the best treatment option. The SOS team includes the region's best surgeons, who are experienced with cervical radiculopathy surgery.
Schedule an Appointment with the Trusted Cervical Radiculopathy Experts at SOS
If you or your loved one's back pain is caused by cervical radiculopathy, it's important to see a doctor to prevent further damage. The SOS team of back pain specialists and cervical radiculopathy surgeons are experienced in providing personalized care plans. We may be able to help provide the symptom relief and improved quality of life that you're looking for.