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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible: Anything is possible. It would not be typical for a gentle massage to worsen a radiculopathy however a more vigorous massage might.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Marquart
39 years experience in Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: A radiculopathy is the malfunctioning of a nerve root. This can be caused by many conditions such as a disc protrusion, tumor, trauma, inflammation or ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Basically yes: Radiculitis refers to inflammation of a nerve root itself. Radiculopathy refers to the symptoms that occur along the distribution of that nerve becau ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Hmmmm: The question isn't really clear.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Knierim
Specializes in Neurosurgery
L5 radiculopathy: Usually an l-5 radiculopathy is caused by a disk bulge or herniation at l4-l5 where the nerve exits from the spinal canal through tie neuroforamen. R ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
It is a: billing code for reimbursement purposes. Sometimes billing codes do not completely reflect the actual symptoms or diagnosis. That said, radiculopat ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Absolutely: Assuming you mean spine mri, disk disease is just one of many causes of radiculopathy.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Whiplash: Cervical strain ie 'whiplash' can aggravate any preexisting condition in the neck including radiculopathy or changes in the disc. Usually nsaids or M ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Radiating pain in arm, weakness of the arm, sensory changes--can be disabling in the very acute phase--this is why so many require and prefer surgery- ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Symptoms and eval: Cervical radiculopathy is manifest by numbness, tingling, potentially weakness, along a specific neural pathway, in the presence of central or foramen ... Read More
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