More commonly known as a “pinched nerve,” cervical radiculopathy occurs when a nerve is irritated or compressed as it branches away from your spinal cord. You may feel pain radiating into your shoulder or arms, as well as weakness or a feeling of “pins and needles” that travels down your entire arm.
Cervical radiculopathy often arises because of a bone spur or herniated cervical disc. More rarely, neck pain can be caused by infection or tumor. Effective treatment can involve a simple heat or ice pack, but can also involve the injection of corticosteroids, specific nerve pain medication, physical therapy, and possible surgery. Dr. Hashwani performs a combined EMG/NCS to diagnose cervical radiculopathy and other nerve-related diseases.
In order to determine the least invasive, yet most productive treatment path, we welcome you to make an appointment with Dr. Hashwani by calling 281-313-0337.