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Radiculopathy

This pain can be the initial symptom of a compressed nerve root by a ruptured disc. Radicular pain is usually described as sharp or even shock-like and may be associated with certain activities or positions. It often affects the upper or lower extremities and can also cause back and neck pain. The distribution of the pain may not always be classic and often doesn’t respect dermatomal distributions.

At NY Spine Medicine we have many procedures to reduce the pain caused by radiculopathy. We stand by our philosophy of trying the least invasive procedures first and always reserve surgery as the last option, only after exhausting all other methods of treatment. We will review all of the options with you and develop a plan of recovery that works within your ideals of treatment.

Common procedures that we use for the treatment of radiculopathy include epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, or spinal cord stimulation. All of these procedures are minimally invasive and cause little to no discomfort. Delivery of medication is done with a fluoroscopic guidance system that ensures the most accurate delivery of medication directly to the affected area. These procedures may be used in conjunction with other traditional treatments such as physical therapy.

Not only do these procedures alleviate pain, but the also improve or cure the underlying problem. We do not mask pain. We improve the underlying abnormalities.