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Cervical Radiculopathy
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition of the cervical spine wherein one or more nerve roots present in the cervical spine becomes damaged or inflamed due to compression, which results in a disturbance in neurological function. It results in various neurological deficits such as altered reflexes, pain, weakness, or numbness which may radiate in the areas of neck to shoulder, arm, hand, or fingers. This condition is sometimes also called a pinched nerve.

What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

What are the causes of Cervical Radiculopathy?

The major causes of this condition are:

  • A herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Bone spurs
  • Tumors of the spine
  • Osteoarthritis or spinal arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Compression fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Diabetes
References: 
  • Cervical Radiculopathy. Ortho Bullets. Avaialble at: http://www.orthobullets.com/basic-science/9030/renal-osteodystrophy Accessed on June 27, 2020.
  • 2. Cervical Radiculopathy. Hopkins Medicine. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/radiculopathy Accessed on June 27, 2020.
  • 3. Cervical Radiculopathy. Medscape. Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94118-overview Accessed on June 27, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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