Decrease Inflammation at Central City Chiropractic
Cervical radiculopathy is the term describing a disorder in which the spinal nerves exiting through your neck are compressed. Compression occurs at the roots, with the cause varying. In younger clients, it is often as a result of disc herniation or trauma, while in older clients degenerative changes occurring in the neck can result in the spaces through which the nerves exit becoming smaller. In both cases, compression on these nerve roots is the result.
When suffering from cervical radiculopathy, common complaints include deep aching neck pain with sharp shooting pain into your shoulder, arm or hands. Numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms may also result. You may find that your neck motion is reduced and that certain movements, as well as coughing, sneezing or straining, may increase your symptoms.
Our Comprehensive Treatment Plan
If cervical radiculopathy is suspected your Perth CBD chiropractor will evaluate your muscle strength, reflexes and sensation to determine which nerve root is likely to be involved. In some cases, your chiropractor may also send you for X-rays or other further investigations.
Once the cause and extent of nerve root compression have been established, your chiropractor will develop a suitable and comprehensive treatment plan, including education and exercises to help decrease any inflammation and compression on your nerves.
Call Central City Physiotherapist Today on 08 9421 1733 and let the healing begin.