Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment
The spine and neck are interconnected, enough so that your neck is technically classified as the cervical part of the spine. This contains the C1 up to C8, a series of nerve roots that pass through spinal vertebrae.
The job of these nerve roots is to allow the skin to feel via sensory fibers and keep the fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders working normally.
When nerve damage occurs, though, that’s when you need to see a chiropractic doctor.
The Basics of Cervical Radiculopathy
The nerve injury in the cervical spine is known as cervical radiculopathy. As you can imagine, it’s the fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders that are often symptomatic.
Conditions like cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical spinal stenosis, and cervical herniated discs can all be responsible for the nerve pinching that occurs with cervical radiculopathy. In rare cases, sarcoidosis, infections, fractures, and even tumors may trigger the onset of this condition.
What Are the Symptoms?
Besides numbness or a pins and needles feeling, symptoms are often not similar. If the C8 is injured, for instance, you may have a hard time using your fingers. If the C7 is targeted, then your middle finger, triceps, hand, and neck may be symptomatic. If it’s the C6, expect the index finger, thumb, wrists, and biceps to suffer recurrent pain.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
By seeing your chiropractor in NYC, you can address your cervical radiculopathy pain and discomfort. A chiropractor can administer treatments like adjustments, manipulations, and spinal decompressions. These techniques, the latter especially, are used to reduce pressure on a pinched nerve, such as the cervical nerves.
That should eliminate the numbness and pain you’re feeling from your cervical radiculopathy. Chiropractic care can be a great alternative to surgery, as it’s holistic and thus is low-risk and has few if any side effects.
About Balanced Health Medical, Your Choice for Chiropractic Care in the Upper East Side
If you need a chiropractic doctor to administer a treatment for cervical radiculopathy, be sure to come to Balanced Health Medical. Our chiropractic center sees patients from all over NYC, including zip codes like 10022, 10020, 10036, 10017, and 10019. From Midtown to Rockefeller to the Upper East Side, we’re a trusted choice.
If you have conditions like neck pain, lower back or mid-back pain, headaches and migraines, temporomandibular joint disorder, shoulder pain, elbow pain, hand and wrist pain, hip pain, knee pain, or ankle and foot pain, come to us. With our chiropractic care, you should feel much better.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Manhattan Chiropractor
To schedule your appointment today, come to Balanced Health Medical on 133 East 58th Street, Suite 1101 or give us a call at (212) 755-1717.