Somerset, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/02/2017 -- Pinched or compressed nerves in the neck may cause an array of painful symptoms. This condition, called cervical radiculopathy, manifests as pain which radiates from the neck to the shoulder area. It may also cause weakness or a tingling sensation that travels down the arm. If left untreated, the condition may make everyday activities increasingly difficult. Fortunately, the University Pain Medicine Center offers effective, minimally invasive treatment options for pinched nerves in the neck. Individuals seeking a neck pain doctor in the Edison, NJ area are encouraged to seek consultation from the University Pain Medicine Center.
Pinched nerves in the neck primarily occur from normal degeneration of the discs between vertebrae over time; however, the condition may also occur due to a repetitive motion or a sudden injury. The nerves in the neck and other joints are more vulnerable than other areas of the body because there is little tissue to protect them. The resulting pain and numbness may radiate beyond just the neck to the shoulders, arms, and back. In order to diagnose the condition, a doctor on their team will first conduct a physical examination, and following that, he or she may order various imaging tests such as an X-ray, Cat Scan, or MRI.
Once the doctor has determined that the source of the pain is a pinched nerve, the doctor will prescribe the treatment option that he or she believes will work the best. The University Pain Medicine Center offers a variety of minimally invasive options, such as epidural steroid injections and physical therapy.
Patients seeking pinched nerve or even headache treatment in the Edison, NJ area can rely on the medical professionals at the University Pain Medicine Center. For more information, visit http://upmcnj.com or call 732-823-0028.
About The University Pain Medicine Center
The University Pain Medicine Center is a medical practice that is committed to helping patients manage their acute and chronic pain or recover from their injuries. In particular, they specialize in using minimally invasive techniques treatment options and procedures to help patients find relief from back, neck, knee, hip, shoulder pain, and much more. Their board-certified physicians work out of five office locations in New Jersey and New York, and those who would like to learn more about the practice, or find the nearest location, are encouraged to visit http://upmcnj.com.