Some people have a pain in neck area which circulates into the shoulder and arm. This kind of pain is often arisen by an injury near the root of a spinal nerve. A nerve root injury is sometimes referred to as a “pinched” nerve. The medical term for this condition is cervical radiculopathy.
Herniated disk; Lumbar radiculopathy; Herniated intervertebral disk; Prolapsed intervertebral disk; Slipped disk; Ruptured disk; Herniated nucleus pulposus;
- Cervical radiculopathy occurs when a nerve root in the neck is compressed and causing pain.
- Ruptured disc.
- Arthritis or other injuries that make load on the nerve roots.
- Degenerative changes in bones.
- Mild to severe pain.
- Muscle weakness.
- Tingling, pins and needles sensations.
- An MRI or myelography/CT scan can confirm the presence of cervical radiculopathy and decided where it is located.
- Physical therapy and exercises.
- Medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce swelling and pain.
- Epidural steroid injections and nerve root injections.
- Cervical Laminoplasty.
- Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion.
- Artificial Disc Replacement.
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF).
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