The seven bones in your spine found directly below your skull are called cervical vertebrae. When these bones are damaged and interfere with the adjacent nerve roots, it causes a condition that we call cervical radiculopathy. This might be the result of a ruptured disc or age-related degenerative condition in the bones, which applies pressure to the nerves. Symptoms include pain that spreads throughout the arm, chest, neck, shoulders, or the upper back. You might also experience a weakness, numbness, tingling, or a loss of coordination in your fingers or hands.
Treatment for cervical radiculopathy can come in different forms, depending on your specific causes. Consult our Edmonds chiropractic clinic to learn more.