Cervical radiculopathy is a condition caused by compression or irritation of the nerves in the neck that travel down the arms. This can result in pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arms and hands. The cause of cervical radiculopathy is often a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or degenerative changes in the spine.
As sports rehabilitation specialists, our focus is centered upon reducing inflammation and improving range of motion to alleviate pressure on the affected nerve, as well as providing you the knowledge and confidence to address this issue long-term. We also use a handful of manual therapy techniques and specific exercises to strengthen the neck and shoulder muscles, which can help to alleviate symptoms, and improve the movement and tolerance of the nerve itself.
However, many approaches for cervical radiculopathy fall short because they do not take a multifaceted approach. At APC, we understand the importance of a comprehensive evaluation and the need to consider all factors affecting the patient's symptoms. We refer patients for the necessary imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis and then apply numerous strategies to address the problem from several different angles. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and individualized approach to address each patient's unique needs and help them achieve the best possible outcome.