San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:
Often times patients come to our San Francisco back, neck, and wrist pain center with a diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy. Or it is our diagnosis. In any case...the name sounds kind of strange and usually requires some explaining.
In fact...many cases that are diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), turn out to be cervical radiculopathy as pressure on the nerves in the neck can cause CTS symptoms in the hand.
Here is an excerpt from an article on the excellent Neck Pain Support Blog entitled Are Your Severe Neck Pain Symptoms the Result of a Cervical Radiculopathy?:
Patients who present with severe neck pain that is radiating into their shoulders or arms may be diagnosed with a cervical radiculopathy. A cervical radiculopathy includes anything that causes irritation, compression or dysfunction of one or more of the neck nerves. The cervical nerve roots are very sensitive to any type of irritation or any type of pressure- and can cause those nerve roots to not function properly.
This article actually has several sister articles, for example Neck Pain resulting from a C5, C6, C7, or C8 Radiculopathy which explains the various symptom complexes for cervical radiculopathy at spinal nerve levels C5-C8.
The blog also explores treatment options and offers some very good support products such as pillows and traction devices...check it out.
If you live or work near downtown San Francisco you can visit Executive Express Chiropractic at the SF Embarcadero Center. We have great success treating cervical radiculopathy and it's related disorders. We also carry a full line of Tempur-Pedic cervical pillows and mattresses.
To schedule an appointment for back, neck, or wrist pain treatment at Executive Express Chiropractic...call 415-392-2225.