Treatment in Atlanta for Cervical Radiculopathy and Carpal Tunnel
The term cervical radiculopathy refers to a change in neurological function caused by a compressed spinal nerve root in the neck. Common symptoms associated with cervical radiculopathy include one or more of the following:
Radicular pain that radiates into the arm
Numbness that travels down the arm
Weakness that may involve different muscles of the arm
There are 8 pairs of spinal nerves in the cervical spine, labeled C1 to C8. Each spinal nerve has 2 nerve roots, an anterior root that carries motor signals and a posterior root that carries sensory signals. These cervical nerve roots branch off the spinal cord and exit the spinal canal through the intervertebral foramina (bony holes) to supply motor function and sensation to the shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers.
When a nerve root becomes compressed or irritated, it may experience a disruption in signaling. For example, a disruption in sensory signals could cause numbness, or disruption in motor signals could cause weakness.
Cervical radiculopathy can cause signs and/or symptoms anywhere from the neck down through the arms and into the fingers. The exact location of pain, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness depends on which cervical nerve root is compressed. For example, compression of the C7 nerve may lead to symptoms that are experienced more in the triceps and/or into the middle part of the hand.
Radiculopathy signs and symptoms are typically one-sided, such as going down one arm. It is also possible for nerves to be compressed on both sides of the neck and have bilateral symptoms of cervical radiculopathy.
How Our Chiropractors Can Help
Our Chiropractors have advanced training on the Cervical spine. Our method of treatment is very precise and gentle, with no forceful manipulations of the spine. By gently realigning the Cervical vertebra, the pressure is removed off of the nerve roots and healing to the nerve can occur.
From One of Our Patients
The pain and numbness went away after a couple of adjustments, and hasn't come back. I've also noticed an unexpected benefit of treatment with him- I have so much more energy and feel overall healthier now that I'm better aligned. He also got rid of my mom's vertigo and neuropathy. He is really knowledgeable and clear in how he explains things, and he's honest and kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Randy for anyone looking for good chiropractic care.
- Liz J