Your Condition

Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy, commonly called a "pinched nerve," occurs when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches away from the spinal cord. This may cause pain that radiates into the shoulder as well as muscle weakness and numbness that travels down the arm and into the hand. Cervical radiculopathy is often caused by changes that occur in the spine as we age, such as arthritis or, in younger people, a disc herniation or overly tight muscles.

Icing/ Heat Instructions

Ice 20-30 minutes 2-3 times per day

Treatment Plan

The treatment we use for this condition is most often in the form of cervical traction, chiropractic adjustments, and medical massage/ trigger point therapy. This condition generally takes 4-6 weeks to resolve when proper treatment and self-care are followed. The doctor may treat you from 1-4x per week according to the severity and history of the condition.