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Cervical Radiculopathy

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When you have a pinched nerve in your neck, even doing everyday tasks becomes unbearably painful. Rather than try to wait it out, hoping it resolves itself, visit the team of spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group. They have eight conveniently located offices in Manhattan and across northern New Jersey. You’ll find experts in neck and back pain who quickly diagnose the cause of your cervical radiculopathy and recommend the best treatment. Call for an appointment today to get treatment for cervical radiculopathy and get the pain relief you need to return to an active lifestyle.

What Defines Cervical Radiculopathy?

Anatomy of Cervical Radiculopathy

An easy way to define cervical radiculopathy is to put it in a category with pinched nerves in your neck. When a nerve becomes compromised or compacted, it sends pain signals up your spinal cord to your brain. Since your spinal cord is a communication passageway to and from your brain to the rest of your central nervous system. Pain always means there’s a problem in your body.

Dr. Amr Hosny and The Spine & Rehab Group team in New York City and northern New Jersey locate the compressed nerve that’s causing the pain. Then they provide the best treatment for cervical radiculopathy to meet your needs. The treatment eliminates or reduces pain in most. If your pain persists, your spine specialist provides pain management that works.

What Are Some of the Reasons for This Condition?

Cervical radiculopathy is a result of the normal process of aging. If you’re younger, more than likely it’s the result of a neck injury. The damage to your neck often winds up causing a cervical disc herniation. The cushioning disc no longer protects your vertebrae. The nerve that exists the spinal canal at that point in your neck becomes compressed and inflamed. But this condition responds well to professional treatment.

There are other possible causes of cervical radiculopathy, but they are rare or have contributing factors. For example, some of these other causes include:

Our Board certified doctors Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA David Chu, MD, FAAPMR David Chu, MD, FAAPMR Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR Board Certified Interventional Spine Medicine Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM Board Certified Interventional Spine Specialist Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM

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What Are the Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy?

There are many reasons you may seek treatment for cervical radiculopathy. Some conditions that accompany cervical radiculopathy or are similar in nature include:

Some of the symptoms you experience may require a complete examination from your doctor at the Spine & Rehab Group to diagnose and treat you. These symptoms include:

Less common symptoms may include:

Do Cervical Radiculopathy Treatments Work?

Because this condition is degenerative, similar to degenerative disc disease, treatment of cervical radiculopathy is necessary to help you maintain neck mobility and remain pain-free. Your spine specialist prefers to begin with interventional pain management tactics and education that include:

Your experienced medical team with the Spine & Rehab Group focuses on your well-being. They treat you based on your needs. After four to 12 weeks of non-operative treatment, your condition should improve. If not, your specialist may consider other, more invasive treatment modalities, always with your best interests in mind.

patient TESTIMONIALS ★★★★★

I have been a patient of Dr Hosny for several years now. I have had several surgeries and suffer from chronic cervical pain. Dr Hosny and his staff has been extremely supportive during this period. Dr Hosny has always taken the time during my visits to explain my condition and its origin, something that my surgeon was unable to do. Dr Hosny has never given up hope for me even during my most difficult times. I am grateful that Dr Hosny and Summer have kept me hopeful and have always taken steps to move forward and feel better so I can return to a active lifestyle again. The staff at the office is always polite and accommodating when making appointments. Kathy has been extremely supportive and informative since my very 1st appointment. When getting treatments, which can be painful at times, Dr. Hosny and Dr. 'Marty' have always made sure that I am comfortable during the procedure. Christine and the OR staff are excellent. I have worked as a nurse for 2 major hospitals for 30 years in the Morris and Essex county area and I have referred Dr Hosny to those who have inquired about pain relief and management without hesitation.

Donna Walsh

I've been suffering from severe cervical pain due to a past major surgery and most recently blew out a disk in my lower back. Dr. Hosny is up to date with the latest procedures and is available for consultation by appointment and off hours when needed. The office staff is friendly and they schedule appointments so that there is very little wait time for your appointment. The PA's who handle your routine appointments are great and very knowledgeable in the subject of pain management. Although I still have a way to go before I'm back on my feet again, I can assure you that you're in good hands with this office. Thanks!

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What Are the Best Cervical Radiculopathy Treatments?

First, your spine specialist needs to complete a thorough evaluation. This assessment differentiates cervical radiculopathy from other disorders, which may appear in conjunction with your pinched nerve. In many cases, conservative treatments used in combination are effective for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy. Your treatment may include:

Your symptoms may worsen even with prompt treatment of cervical radiculopathy, requiring other treatment options. You may lose some strength in your hands. Dr. Hosny and his team provide the necessary information in laymen’s terms to help you make an informed decision. Some possible surgical solutions to your condition may include:

Whatever is causing your neck pain, the team of advanced spine doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group quickly diagnose the cause and recommend the best treatment. They are highly trained in the treatment of cervical radiculopathy. For an accurate assessment and effective treatments, contact the office nearest to you for a consultation. They have eight locations in NYC and northern NJ.

Page Updated on Dec 19, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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