Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is nerve compression caused by herniated disk material or arthritic bone spurs. This compression leads to headache, neck pain, arm pain, numbness, needle prick sensations in arms, muscle weakness, nerve injury, etc. Devices like cervical collars are used to improve the situation. Treatment is done by medication and surgery.

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I have experienced pain in my neck and shoulder blades for two years. What is the issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced pain in my neck and shoulder blades for two years. I have consulted a physiotherapist twice regarding this, but the pain is still there. The pain shoots across my neck and shoulder into my arm and hand, almost like a numbing pain. My shoulder blades also feel very ti...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern. In my opinion, you might have either a nerve entrapment at the site of the spine where the nerve exits through a hole known as "radiculopathy." Otherwise, the nerve would have got trapped between muscles in the ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from upper back pain at night. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I currently am suffering nighttime upper back pain. It is only painful when laying down, I have been prescribed Co-codamol but have yet to get any tests or scans done. This pain wakes me every night to a point I cannot roll over or change sleeping postion. Last night bothered arms fro...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As this sounds like the cervical radiculopathy, an MRI is suggested of the cervical spine. Also, I will advise you to use neck collar and continue the medicine. Once the pain level drops between 5 to 6 in the VAS pain scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is no pain and 10 is max...  Read Full »

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