The fingers, hands, arms and shoulders rely on nerves stemming from the cervical spine or neck for sensation, movement and strength. When the nerves leaving the cervical spine are compressed or pinched, it is called cervical radiculopathy. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain and a variety of radiating symptoms. The interventional pain doctors at CLEAR Wellness Group offer cervical radiculopathy treatment at our clinic in Chicago.

A pinched nerve in the cervical spine can cause a wide variety of symptoms. The pressure on nerve roots can result in immediate localized pain in the neck, but not everyone has the same effects. Neck pain can come on suddenly, or slowly worsen. Some people with cervical radiculopathy have little or no pain in the neck but have radiating symptoms. These can include pain, tingling, numbness or weakness traveling through the shoulder, arm and hand.

Treatment for Pinched Nerves

Cervical radiculopathy can be caused by injury, disease or degeneration in the neck. Whiplash or other neck injuries can cause a ruptured disc or inflammation from soft tissue injuries that press on nerve roots. Facet joint arthritis, bulging/herniated discs and other issues in the cervical spine can result in pinched nerves that cause pain and dysfunction.

Cervical radiculopathy treatment may depend on the cause of nerve pressure. At CLEAR Wellness Group, our team of board certified doctors can diagnose pinched nerves and determine the cause and best treatment option. We offer minimally or non-invasive interventional treatments to relieve nerve pressure, including nerve blocks, anti-inflammatory injections and other therapies.

If you have neck pain or radiating symptoms which may be related to a pinched nerve, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago today to schedule an appointment. We can perform a thorough exam and evaluation to determine the source of your pain and begin a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.