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Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy is a condition in which one of the nerves in your spine is pinched by bones in your spinal column or a herniated disk. The most common types of radiculopathy are cervical radiculopathy or lumbar radiculopathy, also called sciatica.

As you age, the disks in your spine start to become thinner and thinner. These disks are cushions in your spinal column that allow your back to absorb shock and be flexible. As disks age, they can become herniated, meaning the soft material in the center of the disk protrudes through the harder exterior, sometimes putting pressure on the bone. As disks become thinner, bone spurs may also form, which cause stiffness and pinched nerves.

Cervical radiculopathy occurs when nerves near the top of your spine become pinched, most often by bone spurs. You may experience sharp pain, tingling or numbness that radiates through your shoulders and into your arms.

Sciatica is a condition in which a herniated disk puts pressure on the nerves in the lower portion of your back. The pressure causes pain to spread from your back, through your hip and down your leg. You may also experience numbness, burning or weakness in your leg.

Radiculopathy can be diagnosed with simple imaging procedures such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that reveal bone spurs or herniated disks.

Radiculopathy can cause you to experience pain that interrupts your daily life and keeps you from the things you love. Indiana University Health Pain Management physicians offer comprehensive treatment options that give you the relief you need from pain and discomfort due to radiculopathy. We have a wide range of pain solutions, from physical therapy to medicine to outpatient surgical procedures. Radioculopathy often clears on its own with no surgical treatment.

Our fellowship-trained physicians have years of experience treating chronic pain. We have the expertise in physical medicine, neurology and anesthesia to find the treatment solution to your pain. We provide personalized treatment plans according to your individual conditions and preferences, always prioritizing your needs. We understand how pain affects your overall health and wellbeing and strive to get you back to your normal lifestyle.

Radiculopathy is a condition in which one of the nerves in your spine is pinched by bones in your spinal column or a herniated disk. The most common types of radiculopathy are cervical radiculopathy or lumbar radiculopathy, also called sciatica.

As you age, the disks in your spine start to become thinner and thinner. These disks are cushions in your spinal column that allow your back to absorb shock and be flexible. As disks age, they can become herniated, meaning the soft material in the center of the disk protrudes through the harder exterior, sometimes putting pressure on the bone. As disks become thinner, bone spurs may also form, which cause stiffness and pinched nerves.

Cervical radiculopathy occurs when nerves near the top of your spine become pinched, most often by bone spurs. You may experience sharp pain, tingling or numbness that radiates through your shoulders and into your arms.

Sciatica is a condition in which a herniated disk puts pressure on the nerves in the lower portion of your back. The pressure causes pain to spread from your back, through your hip and down your leg. You may also experience numbness, burning or weakness in your leg.

Radiculopathy can be diagnosed with simple imaging procedures such as computed tomography (CT)or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that reveal bone spurs or herniated disks.

Radiculopathy can cause you to experience pain that interrupts your daily life and keeps you from the things you love. Indiana University Health Pain Management physicians offer comprehensive treatment options that give you the relief you need from pain and discomfort due to radiculopathy. We have a wide range of pain solutions, from physical therapy to medicine to outpatient surgical procedures. Radioculopathy often clears on its own with no surgical treatment.

Our fellowship-trained physicians have years of experience treating chronic pain. We have the expertise in physical medicine, neurology and anesthesia to find the treatment solution to your pain. We provide personalized treatment plans according to your individual conditions and preferences, always prioritizing your needs. We understand how pain affects your overall health and wellbeing and strive to get you back to your normal lifestyle.

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