Have you experienced neck pain with shooting pain into the shoulder, arms, or hands?
Cervical Radiculopathy is a neurocompressive disorder in which the cervical nerve roots get compressed where they come off the spinal cord to supply the arms. The compression of these nerve roots is what causes the radiating symptoms of shooting pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness is the shoulder, arms, and/or hands. The most common location of compression in the cervical spine occurs between the C5 and C6 vertebrae because they bear the most weight from your head and upper cervical spine. Cervical Radiculopathy can occur due to disc herniations, degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease, or trauma to the cervical spine.
How can Chiropractic help?
Chiropractic adjustments to the area of compression correct the vertebral misalignment and restore proper motion in the joints, therefore relieving the nerve root compression and irritation.