Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Operative Spine – Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Cervical Radiculopathy occurs due to damage sustained by the root of the spinal nerves in the neck. These nerve root injuries are commonly referred to as “pinched nerves” and cause pain and numbness in the neck that radiates down the shoulder and into the arm.

Symptoms

  • Sharp pain or a pins and needles sensation
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness

Treatment

  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Pain Medication
  • Steroid injections