< Neck & Arm Pain Conditions
Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy, also called radicular pain, refers to painful symptoms such as tingling and numbness in the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers that are caused by an irritated nerve in the cervical spine (neck).

Cervical nerves branch out from vertebrae in the cervical spine to bring sensation and function to the skin and muscles of the neck, shoulders and upper extremities. When compression or inflammation from a disc herniation or spinal stenosis affects one or more of these nerve roots, pain may be felt in any of these areas or radiate along the neural pathway down the arm into the hand. A variety of pain management modalities can help relieve radicular pain as part of a treatment plan.