Treatment for Cervical Radiculopathy in San Leandro
Pinched nerves are a common spinal pain condition. This occurs when the nerves exiting the spine are compressed from inflammation or other factors. Irritation or pressure on the nerve can result in radiculopathy, symptoms that radiate down the path of the nerve. When a pinched nerve occurs in the neck, it is called cervical radiculopathy. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer diagnosis and treatment for cervical radiculopathy in San Leandro, CA.
Symptoms of Pinched Nerves in the Neck
When nerves are irritated or pinched in the cervical spine or neck, it can cause a variety of symptoms. Patients may experience localized neck pain – this may feel similar to mechanical neck pain, but it usually will have other accompanying symptoms. Due to the effects on the nerve roots, radiating pain, weakness, tingling or numbness may occur, traveling into the shoulder, arm or hand.
Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy
There are many possible causes of a pinched nerve in the neck. Anything that results in inflammation around the cervical spine could put pressure on the nerves. This can include bulging/herniated discs, spine instability, vertebrae damage, arthritis or bone spurs. Diagnostic testing and imaging are needed to determine the exact cause of nerve pressure, which can allow our spine specialists to create an effective treatment plan.
Pinched Nerve Pain Relief
Cervical radiculopathy treatment at Allied Pain & Spine Institute begins with conservative treatments to relieve the pressure on the nerves. Injection therapy is usually one of the first treatments performed for both diagnostic purposes and to relieve pain. Depending on the cause, other therapies may be required to repair or remove damaged spinal components that are creating the pinched nerve. Surgery is always avoided whenever possible – many non-invasive treatments can be effective for relieving pinched nerve pain.
Cervical radiculopathy can be a painful and debilitating condition. If you suspect that you have a pinched nerve in your neck, contact our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. Call our clinic in San Leandro to schedule a pinched nerve consultation with one of our spine specialists.