In the cervical spine or neck, nerves that travel to the shoulder, arm and hand exit the spinal column. When an injury or degenerative disease puts pressure on the nerve roots, this is called cervical radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve. Cervical radiculopathy treatment is available at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offering relief from neck, shoulder and arm symptoms caused by a pinched nerve.
Cervical radiculopathy is usually a symptom of other problems in the cervical spine. The pinched nerve root is caused by problems affecting the vertebrae or discs in the neck. This could be a bulging or herniated disc, spinal stenosis, vertebrae fractures or bone spurs. Unlike a neck injury that causes localized neck pain, a pinched nerve radiates pain, tingling, weakness and numbness down into the affected shoulder, arm and hand.
Relief from Pinched Nerve Pain
Degenerative disease and injury are typical causes of spine issues that create cervical radiculopathy, or pinched nerves. Treating the contributing causes of pressure on the nerve root can relieve the pain, numbness and weakness that may accompany a pinched cervical nerve. Reducing inflammation with ultrasound-guided steroid injections can be beneficial for some patients with cervical radiculopathy. Others may need the removal of bone spurs, herniated disc treatment or vertebrae repairs. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that can alleviate pinched nerve pain without open neck surgery.
Cervical radiculopathy treatment relieves shoulder, neck and arm pain and dysfunction. If you suffer from a pinched nerve in your neck, come see our medical team at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We offer advanced treatments for many of the causes of pinched nerves to give you relief from your symptoms. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for accurate diagnosis and treatment options to resolve your neck pain.