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Cervical radiculopathy or pinched nerve is due to the compression, pressure and force occur on an area of a nerve. This causes pain weakness, numbness around the neck and shoulder and also travel down to the arm and hands.
Treatment option: Treatment options for the cervical radiculopathy or Pinched Nerve includes Surgical and nonsurgical option.
Non-surgical option: Initial treatment for
cervical radiculopathy is nonsurgical. Nonsurgical treatment options are:
Soft cervical collar: is made up of a padded ring that wraps around the neck and is held in place with Velcro. Your oerthopedician may advise you to wear a soft cervical collar to allow the muscles in your neck to rest and to limit neck motion and provides supporting, immobilizing or adjusting the neck in the required position. This can help decrease the pinching of the nerve roots that accompany the movement of the neck.
Cervical Orthosis (Philadelphia): An advanced collar with a scientific design which ensures complete immobilization on one hand and perfect comfort on the other. Its two-piece design allows easy application, firm occipital support, option for varying rigidity. It also helps in good ventilation of the area.
Cervical Collar soft with support: is used for supporting, immobilizing or adjusting the neck in the required position. It is made of very high density (60 kg./m3) P.U foam which provides good immobilization and better support, despite no reinforcement. Its anatomical design provides uniform support to the mandible, better fitting and enhanced comfort.
therapy, Medications such as Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),
Oral corticosteroids, Facet joint injection in the cervical spine, Steroid
injection and Narcotics are also used as a treatment option. However, narcotics
drug are usually prescribed for a very limited time only with severe pain.