What is Radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy is a condition resulting from the compression, irritation, or inflammation of a nerve in the spinal column. This compression can occur at any level of the spine but is most commonly seen in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions. Causes of radiculopathy include herniated discs, bone spurs, spinal stenosis, and injuries that impact the nerve's function.

Symptoms of Radiculopathy

The hallmark symptom of radiculopathy is radiating pain that extends from the spine into the extremities, known as sciatica when affecting the lower back and leg. Other symptoms may include numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness along the course of the affected nerve. These symptoms can vary in intensity and may be exacerbated by certain movements or positions.

Treatment for Radiculopathy

Treatment at The Spine Center is customized to each patient's specific condition and may include medication to relieve pain and inflammation. For those who do not achieve adequate relief from non-invasive measures, Dr. Saqib Siddiqui offers a range of interventions tailored to address the underlying cause of nerve compression. Surgical options, such as decompression procedures, are considered for severe cases to alleviate pressure on the nerve and restore function.

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Radiculopathy can disrupt your daily life and activities, but with the right treatment plan, many patients experience significant improvement. Dr. Saqib Siddiqui and the team at The Spine Center are committed to providing expert care tailored to your needs. If you're suffering from symptoms of radiculopathy, don't hesitate to reach out. Schedule your consultation today by calling (210) 265-1116 or booking an appointment online, and take the first step towards recovery.

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