Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
Nerves that travel down to the shoulder, arm and hand, arise from the cervical spine in the neck. When these nerves are compressed, they can cause neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain and dysfunction. This condition is called cervical radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve, which can be caused by a variety of problems in the cervical spine area. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer effective pinched nerve treatments at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
The cervical spine has a bundle of nerves that leave the spinal column and control function and sensation for the shoulders, arms and hands. When any of these nerves are pinched or compressed from spinal malformations or inflammation in the neck, pain and other sensations can be sent to the brain. Even though the nerve compression is in the neck, pain, tingling or weakness can be felt along the nerve pathway, which can go down through the arm, hand and fingers. Symptoms can include:
- Neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain
- Tingling or numbness radiating from the neck through the arm
- Weakness in the arm or hand
- Headaches, especially in the back of the head
To relieve cervical radiculopathy, it is vital to find the source of pressure on the nerve and relieve the pressure for pain relief and improved function.
Treatment for Pinched Nerves in the Neck
Damaged (bulging or herniated) spinal discs, spinal osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and neck injuries can all result in cervical radiculopathy, or pinched nerves in the neck. Identifying the cause is the first step in determining the best treatment plan for relief. Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer a variety of therapy options without surgery to relieve nerve pressure and improve the pain and function caused by pinched nerves.
If you have nerve pain in your head, neck and arms from a pinched nerve, come see us at Ospina Medical. We offer patient-centric care and advanced treatments to relieve your pain. Contact our clinic in New York City to schedule an exam and consultation.