What is the treatment for cervical radiculopathy?

It depends on the. Severity of the condition, could be Motrin and physical therapy and in bad cases surgical dictums and fusion.
C Radiculopathy. Most patients with early signs of radiculopathy benefit from pt, anti-inflammatory medicines and gently traction when indicated. Aggressive manipulation is probably not the best. Between pt visits, work on flexibility and isometric strenghtening of the neck and typically, 80% of patients do well with this to avoid surgery. If pain worsens, go see your ortho spine doc.

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What is the treatment for cervical radiculopathy?

Physical Therapy. 95% of patients with cervical radiculopathy- symptoms of pain or numbness/tingling in a nerve distribution of an arm and/or hand- improve with physical therapy. See your family dr. For evaluation and referral. In your area is dr. Rob galler, a neurosurgeon who is an excellent dr. To see for your problem. He is at stonybrook. Read more...

Mild Cervical Radiculopathy treatment? Bedrest help?

Neck pain. Neck pain that radiates to the arm or causes numbness in the arm can be caused by radiculopathy (pinched nerve). Best treatment is moist heat to the area, stretching of neck to relieve spasm, and Advil/alive, etc. if these don't help, see a doctor. You may need physical therapy or muscle relaxers. Bed rest does NOT help. Good luck! Read more...

What are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy?

See below. In cervical radiculopathy, the typical symptoms are neck pain and an electrical, burning or squeezing feeling down the arm into the hand on one side usually. There is tingling and a numb feeling also. Depending on what fingers are involved, we can make an educated guess about where the problem is without even seeing an mri. Not all pain that runs down the arm is from radiculopathy. Joint pain also. Read more...
Radiculopathy. Depending on the level, patients have neck- and/or arm pain and possibly tingling, numbness and sometimes weakness too in the biceps, triceps and the muscles around the wrist and hands. A good examination with strength testing and provocative testing usually gives clues, but an MRI scan is best to determine the source of the problem... Good luck! Read more...

What sort of disorder is cervical radiculopathy?

Pinched nerve. Radiculopathy comes from a greek word meaning "root." in this case, the root is the start of the nerve coming off the spinal cord. There are many nerves coming off the spinal cord to go down the arms and legs to allow us to move and feel things. These nerves can be pinched in or around the spine by things like herniated disks and bone spurs from aging, or injury such as stretching the nerve. Read more...

What is meant by diagnosis cervical radiculopathy?

See below. A cervical radiculopathy means that there is some process that is affecting one or more of the nerve roots in the neck. These nerves run from the spinal cord and make up the nerves to the arms. It can involve weakness and sensory changes in the arm such as pain, numbness and tingling or it can be pain only. When it is pain only we usually call it a radiculitis. Read more...
Cervical Radiculopat. Cervical radiculopathy is disturbance of nerve function that results if one of the nerve roots near the cervical spine is compressed. Damage to nerve roots can cause pain, loss of sensation or weakness in the upper extremities, depending on where the damaged roots are located. Symptoms occur as a result of pressure from ruptured disc, arthritis, tumors or injury. Read more...

I have a question about cervical radiculopathy I know that isn't spelled right. Sorry! How does one wlwviate the symptoms and what can be done for it.?

Try Physical therapy. Sometimes a course of physical therapy (stretching/strengthening) can be helpful for neck strain. However, if it is a mechanical problem due to arthritis in the spine, you could also see a pain specialist for additional options, such as an injection of a pain-relieving medication directly to the involved nerve. Read more...
Response. You spelled properly. If you have a pinched nerve in your neck, you will experience radiating pain down an arm. Usually, once diagnosis is established, most cases respond to physical therapy, such as motorized traction. Epidural injections may help, and surgery is only indicated if all conservative measures fail. Read more...
Varies. It varies somewhat based upon the underlying cause. The progressively more involved options include: time to see if it will get better, rest, non invasive things such as therapy, chiropractic, and traction; interventional pain management including epidural steroid injections, and finally surgical considerations. Don't hesitate to be seen to discuss the specifics of your case. Read more...