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Cervical Radiculopathy Pain Management- Houston

 Cervical radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve, can result in numbness, pain, weakness, or altered reflexes and may radiate symptoms from the neck to the shoulders, arm, hand, and/or fingers. Dr. Brett Warfield is an acknowledged pain management expert in Houston who offers nonsurgical treatment methods. Contact us today to discuss treatment options or to schedule your evaluation at our

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Causes Of Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy results when the nerves leaving the spinal cord at the neck are pinched or compressed as they exit the spine.  Herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, and spinal stenosis are common causes of cervical radiculopathy.  A herniated disc occurs when the outer disc layer ruptures and the contents come out of the disc.  If the contents extend into the spinal canal, it can put pressure on the spinal nerves.  Degenerative disc disease is a condition that causes the intervertebral discs in the spine to deteriorate or break down.  The vertebrae may thicken and extend into the spinal canal as the disc deteriorates.  Bone spurs, abnormal bone overgrowth caused by osteoarthritis, can grow into the spinal canal or nerve root openings on the vertebrae.  Bone spurs can contribute to a condition in which the spinal canal is narrowed, called spinal stenosis.  The narrowed canal causes spinal cord and nerve pressure, resulting in back pain and nerve dysfunction.

Although the cause of cervical radiculopathy is in the spine, symptoms may occur at locations where the nerves travel, such as the shoulders, arms, and hands.  You may experience pain, numbness, or weakness in these areas.  You may have neck pain or headaches at the back of your head.  In advanced cases, muscle symptoms in the legs may occur.

When your schedule a consultation with our pain management doctor in Houston, we will review your medical history, conduct a thorough examination, and may consider additional medical imaging tests such as a myelogram where the injected dye into the spinal column to enhance the X-ray a myelogram can indicate if there is pressure on your spinal cord or nerves from herniated discs, bone spurs, or tumors. Our pain management doctor will ask the doctor about your symptoms, including functional problems, such as difficulty getting dressed or performing household tasks.  He may check your muscle reflexes, tone, strength, coordination, and range of motion.  Your sense of touch and temperature will be tested.

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Prevention

 

It is essential to adhere to your restrictions and exercise program when you return home.  You should use proper body mechanics during all activities.  Do not smoke. If you have difficulty quitting smoking on your own, ask your doctor about medications and resources that may help you.

 

Am I at Risk

There are several factors that may increase the risk of cervical radiculopathy, including:

 

_____ People that are middle-aged and older may experience age-related changes in the spine that increase the risk of cervical radiculopathy.

_____ Osteophytes or bone spurs increase the risk of cervical radiculopathy.

_____ “Wear and tear,” or trauma may affect spinal structures and increase the risk of cervical radiculopathy.

_____ People with herniated cervical discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease are at risk for developing cervical radiculopathy.

 

Complications

It is important to receive prompt attention for cervical radiculopathy.  Untreated conditions may progress and cause further injury.  Advanced cervical radiculopathy can cause muscle wasting, and the symptoms may spread to the legs.

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At Texas Intergrative Pain Institute (TIPI), our board-certified Back Pain Specialists in Houston excel in nonsurgical treatments for back pain and other chronic pain conditions. We are committed to alleviating your pain and restoring your well-being. Get back to doing the things you love faster & without surgery. Contact us today!

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The medical team at TIPI Pain Management in Houston uses nonsurgical techniques for a pinched nerve. The compressed nerve must be released, and reduced inflammation to relieve pain and other symptoms. Treatments such as PRP injections seek to boost the body’s natural healing processes to provide relief. Our pain management doctor may also suggest rest, physical therapy, massage, or other forms of interventional pain management to relieve pain. Alternatively, Dr. Warfield may combine several treatments to give you the best chances of healing and relief from a pinched nerve.

 

Call today or use our convenient contact form so one of our friendly staff members can schedule your evaluation at our Houston location, that’s easily accessible to Sugar Land, Cypress, Baytown, and Spring, TX.

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