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Radiculopathy in Staten Island, NY

Calmare Pain Relief Solutions offers treatment for radiculopathy to the residents of Staten Island, Brooklyn, and the surrounding communities in New York.

What is radiculopathy?

Over time, the nerves surrounding your spinal cord (spinal nerves) begin to stop working effectively. This is called radiculopathy. Its primary cause is an inflammation or pressure of a nerve in the back, which causes the nerve flow to the nerve to decrease. Radiculopathy is a form of neuropathy, meaning that the nerves do not work as they should due to inflammation, compression, or irritation. The condition also can result from a progressive disease such as degenerative disc disease that can have debilitating effects.

Symptoms of radiculopathy include back pain, and depending on the location of the affected nerve; you might also feel neck pain and weakness. Radiculopathy in the lumbar, or lower, spine may result in pain, tingling, or numbness in that part of the back and into the legs.

How is radiculopathy treated?

The condition may be treated with Calmare® Therapy, a non-narcotic, non-invasive medical procedure for the treatment of chronic pain. For more information about Calmare® Therapy, please click here.

Who is a candidate for treatment?

To confirm a radiculopathy diagnosis and begin a treatment plan, the doctor will talk with you at length about your condition and ask you to complete a medical history and physical examination. In some instances, he may order a series of diagnostic tests such as X-rays, CT scans or MRI imaging that will help him detect the source of the problem. He also will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your specific condition.

The goal of treating a radiculopathy is to restore the affected nerve back to its normal function. Depending on the type of condition and its severity, a number of radiculopathy treatments may be needed to provide relief and an overall enhanced quality of life.

What is the recovery process?

Recovery from radiculopathy can be a slow process, taking up to four months, and may include several weeks of physical therapy. During Rehab, your therapist may use heat or ice compression, massage, rehabilitative exercises or electrical stimulation.

As you begin healing and feeling better, you may be required to do more challenging exercises that will help you build strength and increase your function.

Patients are under medical management during the recovery phase with an emphasis on minimizing and reducing pharmaceutical usage.

Calmare Pain Relief Solutions offers non-narcotic, non-invasive options for the treatment of radiculopathy to the residents of Staten Island, Brooklyn, and the surrounding communities in New York.

Our team of physicians, who boast more than 30 years of combined experience in neuropathy and are certified in the administration of Calmare® Therapy, is specially trained to help you manage and treat a number of pain conditions, including back pain, chest pain, neck pain, and nerve pain, as well as the pain often associated with cancer treatment. We also treat other painful conditions .such as pain associated with shingles, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). To schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, call Calmare Pain Relief Solutions at 718-984-9020.

Written by Calmare Pain Relief Solutions August 21, 2013