Bottom Line: 

Cervical radiculopathy is the medical term for when a spinal disc in your neck is irritating or compressing a nerve root causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm and hand. When experiencing cervical radiculopathy, specific neck movements that are normally beneficial like twisting or bending, may actually increase the pain. This can happen because of injury or degenerative changes in the spine. The good news is that over 95% of people get well with natural healthcare like Chiropractic. 

Why it Matters: 

A pinched nerve in your neck can cause a lot of pain, and it can be tempting to reach for medications to find relief. However, research shows us you may want to contact your Chiropractor before reaching for any pills. The Annals of Internal Medicine found that Chiropractic care provided more pain relief than medications for people suffering from neck pain and the relief was long-lasting. The patients in the study experienced statistically significant relief up to 1 year after the initial treatment! 

-Discs in your neck can compress or irritate your nerves causing pain, numbness, or weakness.

-Research has shown that adjustments were more effective than medication in the short and long-term.

-Chronic neck pain can be reduced by up to 75% or more after Chiropractic care.

Next Steps:

Research has shown that Chiropractic is an extremely safe and effective healthcare option for treating neck pain. Additionally, Chiropractors are trained to help you proactively combat neck pain and to prevent it from showing up in the first place.

Science Source: 

Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise With Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain- A Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 156, 2012 

Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine. SPINE, Volume 32, 2007 

Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 37. 2014

Outcomes from Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Symptomatic Cervical Disk Herniation Patients Treated with High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2013 

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