Arm or leg pain is a radiating pain that is a result of nerve irritation or nerve compression of one or more nerve roots of the cervical spine. Because the cervical (neck) nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas.
Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the nerves, bones and tissues of cervical spinal area. Nerve root injury in the cervical spine most commonly involves the three lowest levels of cervical vertebrae, which are called C5, C6, and C7.
Radiating arm or leg pain often responds very well to instrument-based Chiropractic, as well as Atlas Orthogonal. In advanced cases, Spinal disc decompression is the recommended course of care.