Cervical radiculopathy – commonly referred to as a pinched nerve – is an irritation or compression of nerves in the cervical spine (the vertebrae of the neck). This condition may be caused by a herniated disc, when the disc bulges and presses against the nerve root. Degenerative disc disease and bony growths on the spine may also cause nerve pain.
Treatment for cervical radiculopathy begins with diagnosing the underlying cause. If the pain is due to a degenerative disease or a spine abnormality, our pain specialists may create a treatment plan that focuses on reducing inflammation and improving range of motion. We may also recommend steroid injections or nerve blocks.
Center for Pain Management in Indianapolis specializes in the treatment of nerve pain and spinal abnormalities. Our non-invasive approach to pain management includes physical therapy, psychological services, and medication management. If you need help with pinched nerve pain, please call us: (317) 706-7246.
Depending on where the pressure is on a cervical nerve, symptoms may include:
Non-surgical techniques can relieve pain associated with a pinched nerve or herniated cervical disc.
People with chronic cervical radiculopathy usually have some degree of muscle weakness and stiffness. As part of an overall treatment plan, we may recommend physical therapy in order to restore range of motion and rebuild strength, along with nerve root injections or epidurals to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
At Center for Pain Management, we believe in treating people, not symptoms. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that helps you live the life you want, without the constant disruption of chronic pain.
We want to help you feel well again. Call us to schedule your consultation: (317) 706-7246.