Radiculopathy Surgery at SPINE/RX
What Is Radiculopathy?
Radiculopathy is another name for a "pinched nerve," and can result in burning pain, tingling and a loss of sensation and strength in the arms, legs, hands, and feet. Radiculopathy is very common and is often caused by a herniated disc in the spine that is pressing on a nearby spinal nerve. Radiculopathy can be severe and persistent if not treated in its early stages. A complete physical examination and an MRI can help determine the cause of a radiculopathy.
How Is Radiculopathy Treated?
Radiculopathy is most typically treated with either one or a combination of the following: rest, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, injections or surgery.
When Is Surgery Recommended for Radiculopathy?
Surgery may be recommended for radiculopathy if it does not improve through initial treatment methods, or if you’re experiencing ongoing pain, numbness, or weakness. Surgery may also be recommended if diagnostic tests detect damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots, or if spine surgeons anticipate any significant risk of future deterioration.
Living with radiculopathy can be painful, and may cause you to miss out on the activities you love. If medication or therapy fail to relieve your radiculopathy pain, spine surgery may provide the relief you need to live the life you desire.
A MODERN SPINE SURGERY EXPERIENCE
If spine surgery for radiculopathy makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why SPINE/RX provides minimally-invasive procedures, offering less pain, shorter recovery times and limited scarring. See the difference at SPINE/RX.
Often, spine surgery for radiculopathy does not require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the severity of your unique condition. Many of our minimally-invasive procedures are same-day, outpatient surgeries.
SPINE/RX understands that being free from pain due to radiculopathy means getting your life back on track. That’s why we offer advanced surgical techniques to provide a clear path to lasting pain relief. See the difference at SPINE/RX.
Stop living with pain today.
Take a step toward finally relieving your pain. Contact SPINE/RX for your free MRI review or initial consultation today!