Cervical Nerve root compression (Radiculopathy)
Cervical Nerve Root Compression, clinically known as Radiculopathy, Refers to the impaction or irritations of nerve roots as they exit the cervical spine. Typically, this will cause pain and neurological symptoms in the neck or arm. Patients will often describe pain in a specific distribution down their arm or numbness, tingling or weakness of the affected arm.
Main sign/symptoms of Cervical nerve root compression
What can cause Cervical nerve root compression
Several conditions can cause a Cervical Nerve Root Compression. Central spinal stenosis, disk herniation, osteophyte formation, spondylolisthesis or foraminal stenosis can impact the cervical nerve roots. It is this compression that can cause the symptoms to occur.
Physiotherapy management for cervical nerve root compression
At York-med physiotherapy, our registered physiotherapists and chiropractors will provide a treatment plan to be specific to your presentation. Usually, your treatment will involve techniques to decompress and settle down the affected nerve root and stretching/strengthening the supporting structures. You will then be guided through your recovery to deliver you back to your optimal function