Cervicobrachial pain is a medical term used to describe pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands originating in the cervical spine (cervical region of the spine). Pain is usually caused by irritation or compression of nerve roots that exit the cervical spine and innervate the upper extremities.
Symptoms of cervicobrachialgia include neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, and hand pain, as well as tingling, numbness, and weakness in the affected areas. The pain may be unilateral (affecting only one side) or bilateral (affecting both sides), and it may be accompanied by headaches and dizziness.
Cervicobrachialgia refers to pain that radiates from the neck down to the arm. The treatment of cervicobrachialgia depends on the underlying cause of the pain. Here are some common treatments that may be recommended:
Rest and activity modification: In some cases, rest and avoiding activities that exacerbate the pain can help relieve symptoms.
Physical therapy: Physical therapy may help to improve neck and shoulder range of motion, reduce muscle tension, and improve posture.
Medications: Pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and muscle relaxants may be prescribed to help relieve pain and inflammation.
Injection therapy: Corticosteroid injections may be recommended to help reduce inflammation and pain.
Cervicobrachial pain is a term that describes pain that radiates from the neck to the arm. This can be caused by various factors such as:
Herniated or bulging cervical discs: A bulging or ruptured disc in the neck (cervical vertebrae) can compress nerves down the arm, causing pain and other symptoms.
Cervical spondylosis: This is a degenerative condition that affects the cervical spine, narrowing the space around the spinal cord or nerve roots, which can cause pain.