Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition in which a nerve in the neck becomes “pinched” or compressed as it leaves the spinal canal.  Common causes of the nerve root compression include foraminal stenosis, disc herniation, disc or joint degeneration and bone spurs.


Symptoms of cervical radiculopathy include “pins and needles” tingling, numbness, weakness and pain that may stay local to one area like the shoulder or may radiate down the arm into the hands and fingers.  Depending which nerve is irritated, you may notice weakness and difficulty with gripping objects, typing, writing or lifting.  The symptoms are typically on just one side of the body, but in some cases both sides are affected.

Apex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center is here to help

Here at Apex, our skilled physical therapists will perform a full examination of the neck and upper extremities.  Following the exam, your physical therapist will work with you to create a plan of care that best suits your personal goals and needs.

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