Cervical Radiculopathy is an umbrella term describing what happens when the nerves in the bones in your neck, known as the cervical vertebrae, become irritated. A number of disc diseases or injuries can cause a herniated disc or bone spur to press against a nerve root and cause pain.

 

  • Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Shooting pains
  • Numbness
  • Pins-and-needle sensations
  • Weakness
  • A persistent tingling

Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

• Herniated Disc
Degenerative Disc Disease
Cervical Spondylosis

 

Treatment Options

Northshore surgeons, Dr. K. Samer Shamieh and Dr. Jeremy James, are conservative, minimally invasive spine surgeons. At 

DISC of Louisiana we will work with you to treat a vertebral compression fracture non-surgically first. Over-the-counter pain

 relievers and epidural steroids may help cervical radiculopathy along with heat and ice. Muscle relaxers, anticonvulsants, opioids, cervical collars, and physical therapy can also be a part of a treatment plan. When conservative treatments fail, surgery is recommended.

Potential Minimally Invasive Procedures:

Posterior Foraminotomy
Cervical Total Disc Replacement
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

 

Learn More about our Minimally Invasive Techniques

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DISC of Louisiana offers spinal procedures using minimally invasive techniques. It means smaller incisions, sometimes less than an inch, that is often covered with a band-aid. The minimally invasive spine surgeon inserts special surgical instruments through the tiny incisions to access the damaged disc. Unlike traditional “open” spine surgery, entry and repair to the damaged disc or vertebrae is achieved without harming nearby muscles and tissues. Less muscle and tissue damage results in less pain and a faster recovery. Click here to learn more.

 

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