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Can cervical nerve compression be cured?

Can cervical nerve compression be cured?

Can it be cured? Although there are several very good nonsurgical and surgical treatment options available to relieve the symptoms of cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy, there is no cure, per se, for the degenerative changes in the cervical spine that caused the symptoms.

How do you relieve cervical compression?

How is spinal cord compression treated?

  1. Medicines may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that relieve pain and swelling, and steroid injections that reduce swelling.
  2. Physical therapy may include exercises to strengthen your back, abdominal, and leg muscles.

How is cervical nerve root compression treated?

In most cases, a conservative approach is first administered, such as medication, physical therapy, or steroid injections, that helps reduce swelling and restore movement. When these methods are ineffective, minimally invasive surgery is the best option to release any compression or inflammation on a nerve root.

What causes C6 nerve compression?

A C6 radiculopathy thus is usually caused by compression of the foramen between the C5 and C6 vertebral bodies. The levels of cervical root compression and their characteristic patterns of dysesthesias and muscle weakness is shown in Table 1 and Figure 2.

What helps C6 nerve pain?

Both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are used to help relieve C5-C6 vertebral and nerve pain. Common medications include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain-relieving medication such as opioids and tramadol, and/or corticosteroids.

Is spinal compression serious?

Without treatment, spinal cord compression can cause damage to the spinal nerves, which can result in loss of bladder or bowel control or paralysis. If you experience sudden inability to control your bladder or bowels, or if you have severe weakness or numbness, you should seek medical care immediately.

Can a compressed spine be fixed?

Braces to support your back or a cervical collar may also be helpful. Surgical treatments include removing bone spurs and widening the space between vertebrae. Other procedures may be done to ease pressure on the spine or fix fractured vertebrae. The back may also be stabilized by fusing some of the vertebrae together.