Cervical Radiculopathy

CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

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 MYELOPATHY

Shooting pains

Numbness

Pins-and-needle sensations

Weakness

A persistent tingling

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Northshore surgeons, Dr. K. Samer Shamieh, Dr. Justin L. Owen 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. The symptoms of cervical myelopathy may be treated with non-surgical methods such as physical therapy, pain medications, or the use of a soft neck collar. When conservative treatments fail, surgery is recommended.

POTENTIAL MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MINIMALLY INVASIVE TECHNIQUES

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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