Vertebrae are the bones that make up your spine. The spinal cord, in turn, runs through a canal in the center of these bones. From here nerve roots split from the cord to go in between vertebrae and travel throughout various areas of your body. Radiculopathies occur when a nerve root within the spinal column is pinched or damaged. When this happens it can affect different areas along the spine altogether, such as: cervical, thoracic or lumbar.
Board-certified physicians ready and qualified to treat all spine-related conditions are who make up our team at New York Spine Institute. Through diagnosis, they can understand and personalize a treatment plan for every patient in order to provide the highest level of excellence.
WHY CHOOSE NEW YORK SPINE INSTITUTE
Based upon your specific diagnosis, our experienced doctors here at NYSI, are prepared to give you personalized and high quality. All of this is done in order to make sure that you are aware of your proper treatment options.
Working under the supervision of our trusted medical director, Alexandre B. de Moua, M.D. FFOS, our spin doctors at NYSI are industry leaders well versed with various neck and spine disorders. All are ready to provide our patients with acceptable treatment options.
At NYSI we make sure that our staff are well versed in a variety of languages so that we are able to communicate accordingly with our patients. Languages that our staff speak are Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian. We are prepared to help serve all of our patients needs.
Radiculopathies can occur from a variety of sources. Many common ones are as follows:
Additional factors that can aid in the development of radiculopathy:
Types of radiculopathies are as follows:
Radiculopathies are commonly treated without the requirement of surgery. However, dependable on the severity of it and other health conditions the patient may have, doctors may recommend certain medications. These can be:
Sometimes surgery may be recommended depending on the cause of the nerve compression. Surgical procedures may include:
Some strategies can actually help with the prevention of nerve compression pain. Such as:
Every case is different though, and after the cause of the radiculopathies are assessed along with the overall health of the patient and additional individual factors then can treatment be planned accordingly.
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.