Once again the word “cervical” is your clue this is about the neck. Cervical radiculopathy is a pinched nerve root near the vertebrae. The nerves running through the section of spine in your neck are how your brain and muscles communicate. Damage to these can cause pain and loss of sensation, depending on where the pinch is. Aging and injury are two causes.
Treatments We Provide
Sometimes the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy subside by themselves. Sometimes physical therapy is needed. To ease pain, restore normal neck motion, and improve strength and posture, we may prescribe a program of gentle cervical traction, mobilization, and exercise. Treatment may include massage, application of heat and ice, and ultrasound.