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Cervical radiculopathy

At Excel Physical Therapy our expert team is dedicated to helping you manage the symptoms of

Cervical radiculopathy

, improve your function, and enhance your quality of life. We create personalized treatment plans that focus on your unique needs, ensuring an effective approach to your care

Cervical radiculopathy, often referred to as a pinched nerve, occurs when a nerve in the neck becomes irritated or compressed. This can lead to pain, numbness, and weakness in the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands. The condition is typically caused by age-related changes in the spine, such as herniated discs or bone spurs, but can also result from injury or other factors.

Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

The most common causes of cervical radiculopathy include:

  1. Degenerative disc disease: Age-related changes in the spinal discs can cause them to bulge or herniate, putting pressure on nearby nerves.
  2. Bone spurs: As the spine ages, bone spurs can form and compress nerves.
  3. Spinal stenosis: The narrowing of the spinal canal can put pressure on the nerves.
  4. Injury: Trauma to the neck, such as from a car accident or sports injury, can lead to cervical radiculopathy.

Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy

Symptoms of cervical radiculopathy can vary depending on the specific nerve affected. Common symptoms include:

  1. Pain: Sharp, burning, or aching pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, or hands.
  2. Numbness or tingling: Sensations of pins and needles in the affected areas.
  3. Weakness: Difficulty lifting, gripping, or performing other movements with the affected arm or hand.
  4. Loss of coordination: Difficulty performing fine motor tasks, such as buttoning a shirt or picking up small objects.

Treatment for Cervical Radiculopathy

Treatment options for cervical radiculopathy aim to relieve pain, restore function, and address the underlying cause of the condition. Common treatment options include:

  1. Physical therapy: A physical therapist can guide you through exercises and stretches to improve neck strength, flexibility, and posture.
  2. Medication: Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications can help manage pain and inflammation.
  3. Ice and heat therapy: Applying ice packs and heat packs can provide relief from pain and stiffness.
  4. Corticosteroid injections: In some cases, a doctor may recommend corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Treatment Approaches
we offer:

Ultrasound - Ultrasound warms deep structures, improves blood flow and flexibility and allows for better stretching.
TENS-TENS Unit - Unit is a low voltage electric current that stimulates nerves and produces a massaging or tingling sensation to decrease pain. Electrodes are placed directly on the skin on a painful point.
Superficial heat - A hot compress warms superficial structures, decreases muscle spasm and increases blood flow.Ice- Cold pack decreases redness and swelling and slows down metabolism during acute pain and inflammation.
Cupping - Cupping is used in physical therapy to increase blood circulation to a particular area, which can help to promote muscle healing, reduce pain, and increase range of motion.
Low Level Laser Therapy - Laser therapy increases blood flow, speeds up tissue repair and healing, decreases swelling and inflammation and enhances immune responses.
Joint Mobilization and Joint Traction - Joint mobilization and traction help to decrease pain by increasing mobility of a joint and decreasing swelling and inflammation.
Stretching - Regular stretching improves elasticity, increases blood flow, maintains healthy structure of joints and muscles and helps to prevent or slow down arthritic changes.
Exercise - Regular exercises increase muscle strength and joint stability, boost bone health and help maintain healthy weight.
Massage with Hot Stones - Massage with Hot Stones relaxes painful muscles and breaks down "knots"and restrictions. It has an overall soothing effect on the body, increases mood and improves wellbeing.
Bracing - A brace gives extra support to muscles and joints, especially after injury or surgery and when performing strenuous daily activities.
Patient Education - Patient is instructed on proper use of heat or ice, home exercises, proper sleeping and sitting positions and proper lifting techniques.
Choosing Excel Physical Therapy comes with

numerous benefits

Personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs
Expert guidance from experienced physical therapists
State-of-the-art equipmentand modern techniques for optimal recovery
Holistic approach to care, addressing physical, mental,and emotional well-being
Convenient location and flexible appointment scheduling

At Excel Physical Therapy

we are committed to helping you regain function, reduce pain, and improve your overall well-being

Inna Kouperman
Founder, Head Physical Therapist

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Excellent office, above and beyond service! All people work as a TEAM. Karina is a jewel to this place: friendly, nice and supportive. All people make you feel in a Spa, not in a doctor's office in it's usual sense (where you want to leave asap). Eros is a very knowledgeable and helpful (for any questions you get answers in a professional manner - he knows what he is doing and does an excellent job ). Grateful to Dr.Inna Kouperman MS,PT,who managed to organize her office in such a manner. The name Excel Physical Therapy says it all! Everybody knows that the Front desk is the Face of the office. So, I have to mention Tamara, who is always reminding me about appointment by phone and also greets with the smile and friendly face. I would greatly recommend this place to all people and would give more than 5 stars!!! Love you all!


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I have been coming for 1 month. When I 1st came I could not even walk a block without having to stop because my legs, back & feet were killing me. I have diabetic neuropathy in my feet going to my calves as well. I have been having tens unit & hot stone therapy on my feet & calves and it is FANTASTIC. I have also been doing the bicycle (started at 5 minutes and now I can do 15 minutes) and balance & stretching for my calves & thighs. Inna is a MIRACLE WORKER. Last week after I left her office, i went walking from Brighton 3rd St. to 1 block short of Coney Island Ave. Then I turned down the block to Brighton Beach Ave. I walked all the way down to Brighton 1st St. without any PAIN or TROUBLE WITH MY FEET. Inna Kouperman Of EXCEL PHYSICAL THERAPY is the ABSOLUTE BEST and I RECOMMEND HER HIGHLY.. I can't wait to see what the next months progress brings !!!!!




Inna is just a know it all physical therapist, from my knee to my shoulder injury, she was able to help me heal my injuries. She takes her time and every time there is a different type of excercise or massage applied to the injured area. Can't say enough good things about her staff especially coming from different places like One n One where they do dverything repeatedly and nothing gets done.



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