Dr. Praveen Kadimcherla with Atlantic Spine Center discusses diagnosis...
Treatment of radiculopathy is generally handled through conservative methods without the need for surgical intervention. Radiculopathy responds well to treatment when it is diagnosed properly and treatment is sought early.
Initial treatment will involve non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, referred to as NSAIDS, rest, pain medicine, as well as muscle relaxants. Further treatment through physical therapy may be required depending on the extent of your injury.
A therapist will work with you to show you how to properly stretch and exercise to help build your core and surrounding muscles. Building these muscles help to provide stability for your spine. Your therapist should also show you proper body mechanics so you can avoid future injury.
Atlantic Spine Center uses advanced diagnostic tools and procedures to tailor a plan that will fit your specific needs. The location of your Radiculopathy, the severity of your symptoms, and how long you have been suffering all play a part in determining what treatment would work best for you.
How far developed your condition is and the impact your symptoms have on your day to day life will also be taken into consideration when considering treatment for radiculopathy. Depending on your symptoms and how far progressed your radiculopathy, more aggressive treatments may be required.
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu