Physical Therapy in North Rutherford, New Jersey
Do you have pain in your neck that radiates down your arm? If so, you may have what is called cervical radiculopathy. If you are struggling with cervical radiculopathy and live in the North Rutherford area, the Pro Staff Physical Therapy team can help. We have a convenient location in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, to help meet your needs.
We believe in treating all of our patients with individualized and personal care. We understand that neck pain can be scary and affects all aspects of your life. With the help of our expert physical therapists, we will diagnose, treat, and teach you how to prevent this issue from returning.
What Causes Cervical Radiculopathy?
Cervical radiculopathy can be caused by various issues that limit the function of nerves that supply the arm. This is usually caused by nerve compression in the cervical spine due to problems with the cervical disk, muscles, or joints. This type of impingement will often cause neck pain and pain that can radiate down the arm. Depending on where this compression occurs, it will affect different nerves. Sensation and strength can also be affected. There are several reasons why this can happen, from a single traumatic event to joint-related disease.
Physical therapists are experts when it comes to treating cervical radiculopathy. We will help you identify the source of the pain and dig deeper to help you understand why this may be happening. We will also work with you to help restore all motion to get you back feeling healthier and stronger than before.
Common Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy
- Sharp pain in the neck radiating down the arm
- Tingling or numbness along the nerve’s pathway
- Decreased strength throughout different muscles of the upper extremity
- Difficulty sleeping or staying in one position
- Stiffness and limited mobility in the neck
Treatment for Cervical Radiculopathy
Treatment for cervical radiculopathy first involves identifying the source of pain. Once we get a better idea of where the impingement is, we can have a more targeted approach to therapy.
Nerves can be sensitive and affect all aspects of the upper body, from strength to sensation. The three things nerves need to function correctly are blood flow, movement, and space. Your physical therapist will work with you using a combination of manual therapy and exercise to help get your nerve moving more freely. It is essential to address any symptoms early to allow the nerve to heal properly.
Each case of cervical radiculopathy is different, so having an expert physical therapist is vital to help find out what may have caused this issue in the first place. The physical therapists at Pro Staff Physical Therapy are highly skilled and dedicated to helping their patients feel better and understand what is going on in their bodies.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Factors such as length of time, symptoms, and overall function can all play a role in how long it will take to heal. We understand that this type of injury affects everything in life. Our goal is to diagnose and treat the condition as quickly as possible to help you feel better.
Get Started Today
If you are struggling with cervical radiculopathy and live in the North Rutherford, NJ, area, come check out Pro Staff Physical Therapy’s Lyndhurst location. Our team of expert physical therapists is committed to your success and will strive to get you back to total health. Contact our office at 201-636-2339 to schedule an appointment today.