Radiculopathy Treatment in Monmouth & Ocean County NJ

What is Radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy is a condition that affects many individuals suffering from range of spinal conditions in which the nerve root becomes irritated resulting in symptoms of radicular pain. Radiculopathy is typically caused by changes in the tissues surrounding nerve roots primarily attributed to the following:

Radiculopathy in Monmouth & Ocean County

Radiculopathy Monmouth CountyAt Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, and Lacey NJ, our professionals expertly handle cases of Radiculopathy daily and provide real pain relief to the community we serve. Our entire staff works together to provide every possible option for pain management and rehabilitation.

Our approach revolves around the idea of helping patients avoid unnecessary surgeries and medication, therefore reducing further damage and stress on the body. If you are looking for real relief from Radiculopathy and live in Monmouth or Ocean County contact Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation today!

Treatment Options for Radiculopathy

In treating Radiculopathy, nonsurgical treatment is highly recommended to avoid the complications associated with developing scar tissue that can further irritate the nerve root. At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, and Lacey NJ, our treatment programs for combating Radiculopathy often consist of one or a combination of the following services:

Contact Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation and schedule your free consultation at our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, or Lacey office and take a proactive approach to finding real long-term pain relief. We look forward to helping with all your rehabilitation, physical therapy, and chiropractic needs. Please feel free to contact us directly by calling 732-365-0301 or by emailing us using the Contact Form below. Please note that a referral is not necessary for your first visit.

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What Causes Radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy: An Overview

The spinal column is made up of 33 bones or vertebrae: 7 in the Cervical region, 12 in the Thoracic region, 5 in the Lumbar region, 5 in the Sacral region, and 4 in the Coccyx region; and the spinal cord is located in a canal in the center of the vertebrae. Nerve roots are attached to the cord and travel between the vertebrae and throughout the body. When trauma or a spinal condition causes these nerves to become inflamed at the root, the result is Radiculopathy. The most common causes of Radiculopathy include disc herniations, bone spurs (from arthritis), scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and inadequate blood supply to the nerves. Age-related spinal degeneration and inflammation from a trauma can also lead to Radiculopathy.

Symptoms of Radiculopathy and Neuropathy are very similar which is why it is important that a doctor performs a thorough evaluation of your spine to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms associated with each condition. Common symptoms of Radiculopathy include:

  • Sharp pain in the back, arms, legs, or shoulders that may worsen with certain activities
  • Weakness in extremities
  • Hyporeflexia (depressed or absent reflexes)
  • Numbness or Tingling in skin, arms, or legs

The main difference between Peripheral Neuropathy and Radiculopathy is that Peripheral Neuropathy refers to damage or complications associated with the peripheral nerves such as Carpal Tunnel, whereas Radiculopathy refers to the pinching, damage, or inflammation of the nerve at the root.

Pain Management and Treatment for Radiculopathy at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation

Conservative treatment is frequently the most effective (and the least damaging) option for patients experiencing Radiculopathy. In order to manage pain and other symptoms associated with Radiculopathy, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists (Physiatrist) at our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, and Lacey NJ treatment centers first completes a comprehensive orthopedic and neurological diagnosis before designing a pain management and rehabilitation plan. This strategy may include any of the following:

• Physical Therapy
• Spinal Decompression Traction
• Acupuncture
• Spinal Manipulation and
• Epidural Steroid Injections: When patients are unable to withstand the treatments listed above (due to pain), our Physiatrist may perform Epidural Steroid Injections. Our facility uses Fluoroscopy (an imaging technique that can be likened to an x-ray in motion) to inject steroid medication. This practice helps to end the cycle of pain and inflammation.

Medical treatments for Radiculopathy at our treatment centers also include the use of Facet Injections; Sacroiliac Joint Injections; Radiofrequency Ablation; and Peripheral Joint Injections. These practices are used only when necessary to allow patients to make use of the many non-invasive, drug-free rehabilitation options offered at our pain management office.

To learn more about Radiculopathy treatment in our Monmouth & Ocean County offices, feel free to contact us or visit our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, or Lacey NJ pain management and rehabilitation facility.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728