Neck pain is a common experience among people, but a lesser-known fact is the reason that causes it. Nerve damage and nerve pain are often symptoms of a nerve being pinched or entrapped. A pinch in the nerve, also called cervical radiculopathy is generally a consequence of injuries to structures adjacent to the nerve.
A nerve pinch can occur almost anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the nerves of the neck. When a pinched nerve affects a patient they tend to experience high intensity arm pain, weakness and altered reflexes.
How can physiotherapy help?
Once you know the cause of the pinched nerve, physiotherapy can help you in a number of ways. For example, if you are suffering from a pinched nerve as a part of Carpal tunnel syndrome, you can reduce the intensity of pain through acupuncture, exercises and ice therapy. Thus, depending on the cause of the pain, treatment procedures vary. However, here are some of the standard treatment procedures:
Thus, physiotherapy through its number of techniques is an effective method of curing pinches in the nerve effectively without being inflicted with other side effects. For further advice on pinched nerves in the neck, contact our professionals.