What is Pinched Nerve (Neck)?
Pinched nerve in the neck, also known as nerve root cervical radiculopathy, is a pain shooting from neck to shoulder and arms. The nerve root which travel out of the intervertebral foramina and join to form nerves to supply body may be irritated, impingement, compressed or injury.
What causes Pinched nerve at Neck (Cervical Radiculopathy)?
The most common cause of radiculopathy is a disc problem such as degenerated disc, slipped disc, narrowed disc.
- osteophytes (bone spur) impinging on the nerve root in a degenerated spine.
- neck arthritis or cervical spondylosis (‘wear and tear’)
- age related
- acute injury
What are the symptoms of Pinched nerve at Neck (Cervical Radiculopathy)?
- Dull aching pain in the neck
- Neck muscle spasm
- Shooting pain in the shoulder, arm
- Tingling and numbness in the arm., hands, or fingers
- If there is severe compression there might be a weakness in muscles being supplied by that root.
Best Treatments for Pinched nerve at Neck (Cervical Radiculopathy)
The treatment for cervical radiculopathy will depend on the stage of the disease. If there is a neurologic deficit or debilitating, surgery might be required to decompress the nerve root. However in most cases, physiotherapy is the main treatment solution that can help.
At heal360 Physioclinic, our therapist will need to assess and physical examination on your neck pain condition to find out the root cause of pain.
– Physiotherapy: Your physiotherapist will understand about your neck pain and perform physical examinations. Your neck conditions will be diagnose and explain before implementing solutions to your neck.
– Manual therapy: Passive cervical joint mobilisation, manipulation, manual traction, craniosacral therapy, nerve mobilisation
– Massage Therapy: soft tissue release, deep friction massage, myofascial release, trigger points release
– Pain Relief Therapy: Ultrasound , electrical stimulation, TENS, laser, heat therapy
– Spinal Decompression Therapy: Using computerized system creates an anti-gravity, negative pressure to the cervical spine on the spinal disc, joints, nerves and muscles.
– Shockwave Therapy: Advanced high energy pulses effective for chronic, persistent neck muscle tightness, trigger points to stimulate healing
– Exercise Therapy: Guided progressive stretching and strengthening neck muscles, postural correction exercises
– Education: Advice to improve posture, lifestyle modifications, ergonomics workstation adjustment. stress reductions
Our Non-invasive, Fast, Effective Treatment for Pinched nerve at Neck
At heal360 Physioclinic, our therapist adopts our own signature painrelief360™ program with a detailed comprehensive assessment to find your root cause and targeted cost-effective solution for your neck pinched nerve pain. Our therapist works with you closely to achieve fast optimal results and return back to active lifestyle.