Spine Care Specialists of Chicago Illinois would like to educate our patients of the association between arm pain and cervical pathology. Please take a moment to look over the information below on the diagnosis, cause, and treatment of spinal conditions related arm pain.
Diagnosis: Cervical herniated disc, myelopathy, cervical stenosis can all be linked to arm and fingers pain, numbness, or tingling.
Cause: Trauma related to accidents, repeated injury to your neck, and aging can all be a cause of the above mentioned diagnoses.
Symptoms: Arm Pain, numbness, pain, and tingling of the neck, shoulder, and fingers.
Non surgical: Anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and injections are all types of pain management for arm pain associated with the back.
Surgical: Microdiscectomy is recommended for a herniated disc, this procedure is a small incision in which a microscope is used and the surgeon would take the pressure off the nerve by removing the herniated disc. Often times, fusion is recommended since the vertebrae in the cervical spine are smaller than in the rest of the spine since the fusion would stabilize the spine more properly.
Decompression is common treatment for cervical stenosis. This also is a relatively non invasive procedure where the surgeon makes a small incision and uses a microscope to widen the spinal canal. When a nerve becomes damaged it normally takes some time to heal, however, surgical options do not guarantee full recovery as this can depend on the duration of the time condition has been present as well as many other factors.
This site is intended to inform our patients as well as potential patients of the anatomy of the spine, conditions that may arise, and possible treatment options. Please contact Dr. Dwight Tyndall and Dr. Nitin Khanna and make an appointment for your personal evaluation and diagnosis of arm pain.
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