Cervical Radiculopathy

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A portrait of Dr. Whang in the hallway.

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  • Different specialists collaborate on the best approach to taking away pain and restoring quality of life for each patient.
  • Yale New Haven Hospital has resources not easily found elsewhere, allowing our doctors to use newest techniques and technological advances.
  • Our doctors are continually honing their skills by performing a high volume of challenging procedures, which benefits all patients.

If you have cervical radiculopathy, commonly referred to as a "pinched nerve" in the neck, you are probably used to living with pain. Trauma or normal aging has caused a nerve in your neck to become compressed or irritated, and your pain may be accompanied by numbness and/or weakness radiating into the shoulders and arms. 

The right medical care can provide relief. Yale Medicine orthopaedics  specialists offer a variety of cutting-edge approaches to repairing cervical radiculopathy that can eliminate pain and restore quality of life.