A radiculopathy is a type of neuropathy where there is pressure to the root of the spinal nerve known as nerve root irritation. This can occur in either in cervical spine of the neck or the lumbar spine of the low back.
Cervical Radiculopathy is when there is pressure on the spinal nerve where it exists from the spine. Although the injury is at the root of the nerve, symptoms usually radiates to the areas supplied by the nerve affected.
Symptoms of cervical radiculopathy include an altered sensation called parasthesia. This can be a combination of numbness, tingling and pain felt in either in the neck, shoulder, arms, hands or fingers. Sometimes weakness in the muscles supplied by the affected nerve is noticed.
The causes of cervical radiculopathy could be caused by spinal conditions such as degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, a bulging or herniated disc to include a few. In some cases the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy could be due to a neoplastic disease where a tumor places pressure on the nerve.
Our doctors and therapists have years of experience treating cervical radiculopathy and the associated symptoms.