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What is Radiculopathy?

This is a term used that describes a type of pain that radiates into an extremity directly along the course of a spinal nerve root. Radicular pain is caused by compression, inflammation and/or injury to a spinal nerve root arising from common conditions including herniated/bulging discs and stenosis. Common symptoms are arm or leg pain and can also be accompanied by sharp and shooting pain, numbness and tingling, muscle weakness and loss of reflexes.

We have answers and options to relieve pain from Herniated Discs, Disc Bulges, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Pinched Nerve, Annular Disc Tear, Degenerative Disc disease, Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis, Radiculopathy, Bone Spurs/Osteophytes and Facet Joint Syndrome.

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What is a Cervical (neck) Radiculopathy?

Cervical radiculopathy is pain and symptoms that spread or radiate. The problem develops when a nerve root in your neck is compressed or irritated. You may recognize this disorder by terms such as nerve root impingement, nerve entrapment, or pinched nerve.

The cervical nerve roots branch off the spinal cord and travel through passageways into your upper back, shoulders, arms, and hands. These nerves control upper body function and sensation. This means radiculopathy may affect arm coordination (function) or produce pain or numbness (sensation).
Your cervical spine begins below the base of the skull. It is made up of 7 vertebral bodies, discs, ligaments, the spinal cord, and 8 pairs of spinal nerve roots. Where different disorders that can cause radiculopathy:

  • Bony overgrowths called osteophytes(bone spurs)
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Thickening of spinal ligaments

What are the symptoms of a Cervical Radiculopathy?

Neck pain is the foremost symptom. Radicular pain may spread (radiate) across one or both shoulders and down one or both arms. When motor functionality is impaired, it may be difficult to lift your arms over the head. Your arms and/or hands may feel weak. It can be difficult to coordinate hand movements or lift things. Symptoms may develop suddenly or gradually.

  • Pain, mild to severe
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensations: burning, tingling, numbness, pins and needles
  • Headaches

What is a Lumbar (lower back) Radiculopathy?

Lumbar radiculopathy, also known as sciatica, is a pain that originates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh. The sciatic nerve is the primary nerve of the leg. It is also the largest nerve in the entire body.

Symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy

The most common symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy are lower back pain that radiates down the buttock and back of one thigh, pain that extends from the buttock down to the foot, numbness and weakness in severe cases.

Different disorders can cause radiculopathy

  • Bony overgrowths called osteophytes(bone spurs)
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Thickening of spinal ligaments

What causes a lumbar radiculopathy?

Often times, a lumbar radiculopathy is caused by a herniated disc in the spine that presses on the sciatic nerve. Other causes that may put pressure on the sciatic nerve may include tumors, abscesses, blood clots, awkward sitting positions, and nerve disorders.

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