Cervical Radiculopathy

What is it and how is it treated by the spine specialists at Tailored Medical?


What Is Cervical Radiculopathy?

Similar to Sciatica, Cervical Radiculopathy is a term used to describe radiating pain that originates in the cervical spine (neck) and radiates into the extremities, but is not an actual diagnosis. At each level of the cervical spine, nerve roots exit on either side that control a specific motor or neurological function. When a spinal disc, piece of bone or other process irritates or compresses a nerve in the cervical spine it can cause the radiating pain that is referred to as Radiculopathy. Many patients can often confuse this pain as a shoulder injury as the pain can be most severe toward the top of the shoulder.

Cause of Cervical Radiculopathy

This condition is always caused by an underlying cervical spine condition and the most common conditions that cause this condition are:

  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Arthritis

It is important to have this condition addressed quickly so that permanent damage to the spinal nerve(s) can be avoided and symptoms do not become permanent.

Personalized Care.

Dr. Senatus & Dr. Karim employ a personalized patient-centered approach that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and well-being. Each consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our team designed to create an individualized evidence based treatment plan which includes the patient, family, and collaborating providers.

Ivy League Trained

Our specialists have trained at the worlds top medical institutions including Harvard, Yale, Columbia University Medical Center, and The Prestigious Cleveland Clinic.

Upper East Side

We are located at 800A 5th Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10065 in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan directly across from Central Park.

You will be welcomed into our boutique office where your time is of premium value.  That means little to no waiting and extensive consultation with Dr. Senatus to understand what is causing your pain and what steps can be taken to return you to a functional pain-free lifestyle.

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