Internationally respected neurosurgeon and founder of The Spine Center, Charles S. Theofilos, is recognized by his patients and peers for providing state-of-the-art cervical and spinal treatments. His approach to spine health involves a combination of prevention and innovative surgical, minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments. As a leading spine surgeon, Dr. Theofilos has an exceptional reputation in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens, in South Florida and internationally.
What is Cervical Radiculopathy?
Cervical Radiculopathy is a term used to describe the pain that originates in the neck but radiates into the shoulders, arms or fingers. This condition is not a diagnosis but a symptom of an underlying condition that is compressing a nerve in the cervical spine. When the nerve is compressed pain signals travel from the nerve root in the spine into the extremities.
Common conditions that cause Cervical Radiculopathy include herniated discs, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, spinal arthritis and/or spinal bone spurs.
If you have Cervical Radiculopathy the common symptoms can include:
- Neck pain
- Pain in the shoulders, arms or fingers
- Weakness in the shoulders, arms or fingers
- Numbness or tingling in the shoulders, arms or fingers
At The Spine Center, Board Certified Neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Thofilos has helped thousands of patients with Cervical Radiculopathy return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
How is Cervical Radiculopathy Treated at The Spine Center?
At The Spine Center, Cervical Radiculopathy is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options. Dr. Charles Theofilos creates treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals. These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy
- Laser therapy for pain relief
- SpinePack Supplements
Surgery may be recommended if Cervical Radiculopathy does not respond to non-surgical treatment options. Dr. Charles Theofilos is an expert in a variety of Minimally Invasive Surgical procedures to treat Cervical Radiculopathy.
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*Disclaimer: Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the compliance with the aftercare program. The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.