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What can be done at home to treat cervical radiculopathy?

Home care for cervical radiculopathy can include ice packs or heat packs to provide immediate relief from some types of pain - experiment to see which works for you. Ice packs should not be placed directly on your skin, as they may cause nerve damage; Wrap them in a towel. Avoid triggers: if you have an injury or inflammation due to overuse. The best remedy is to avoid that action until you have healed. Get a good pillow. Stretching exercises, gently rotating your head and side tilts will encourage blood flow and relax tired muscles.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Carpal tunnel syndrome

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