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Are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy bad?

Are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy bad?

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--untreated lead to muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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Radiculopathy (Definition)

Also called “pinched nerve root,” this occurs when a spinal nerve root is compressed, inflamed, or damaged, causing symptoms of pain, numbness or weakness. Often, nerve roots are affected in the neck or in the lower back. This leads to symptoms that affect certain regions of ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy: Depending on the level, patients have neck- and/or arm pain and possibly tingling, numbness and sometimes weakness too in the biceps, triceps and the muscles around the wrist and hands. A good examination with strength testing and provocative testing usually gives clues, but an MRI scan is best to determine the source of the problem... Good luck! ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis bad?

Are the symptoms of cervical spondylosis bad?

Can be: Cervical spondylosis- arthritis of the neck usually manifests itself in neck pain and sometimes arthritis spurs which narrow the nerve exit hole(foramen) and the central spinal canal which can cause weakness and pain of an extremity as well as weakness of the arms and legs. It can also be mild. This is a significantly variable disease. See the neurosurgeon or orthospine surgeon. ...Read more

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What are sign and symptoms of cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

What are sign and symptoms of cervical and lumbar spondylosis?

Usually none: This is a descriptive term to note age related changes of the spine that could eventually lead to an inflammation which would them cause symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

No symptoms: There are no symptoms that go along with cervical dysplasia/abnormal pap smears leading to precancerous cells of the cervix. This is why having an annual pap smear done is so important. It allows early precancerous changes in the cervix to be diagnosed and treated. Hpv vaccination is recommended for all men and women between 9-26 years old to prevent this problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Cervical dysplasia?

None: Unfortunately there are no symptoms of cervical dysplasia. The only way to detect it is with Pap smears and possibly HPV testing, thus the importance of regular exams. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cervical fracture?

What are the symptoms of a cervical fracture?

It depends: A fracture in the cervical spine can cause pain. If it causes any pinching of the spinal cord or nerves, this can be associated with weakness, numbness, or pain radiating down the arms or legs. If severe, paralysis could result. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of back spinal stenosis?

What are the symptoms of back spinal stenosis?

Many: Bachache, root pain baladder and bowl symptoms and sensory symptoms. Typically symptom are worsened after physical activity. ...Read more

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Symptoms of cervical cancer? What are some of the symptoms

Symptoms of cervical cancer? What are some of the symptoms

Not many if early: Cervical cancer is most commonly detected on routine screening pap smear or pelvic exam. If a patient does not see a doctor routinely and does not get pap smears then cervical cancer may become advanced and start to cause symptoms. In such a case once it has become locally advanced patients can experience pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, malodorous discharge, and even rectal pain or blood. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

What are the main symptoms of cervical dysplasia?

Usually none: A pap smear is the way most dysplasias are found. Typically there are no symptoms. If one gets regular pap smears starting at age 21 and every 2-3 years thereafter, dysplasia should be caught early. Occasionally you may present with bleeding at weird times or after intercourse or have a watery discharge. This is more worrisome if one has neglected pap test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having cervical cancer?

What are the symptoms of having cervical cancer?

None to many!: Early cervical cancer can go undetected and may only be found on examination and pap smear which is why it is important for women to have this test regularly. More advanced cancer can have symptoms of bleeding and pelvic pain, especially with intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of herniated disks?

What are the symptoms of herniated disks?

Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bad whiplash?

What are the symptoms of bad whiplash?

Let me tell you: Neck and shoulder pain, pins and needles in your arms and hands are classic symptoms of a whiplash injury, headaches can be symptoms of a whiplash injury. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical Ca: The first sign is postcoital bleeding.Early detection and prevention is done by regular papanicolau ( pap) smear. That is why regular yearly exam are important. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason for pap smears on a regular basis, but in your 30's to 40's post coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

None to multiple: This is typically a layman's term for a disc herniation. Most have no symptoms and are seen fairly frequently on imaging studies. Symptoms can range from pain in the spine , in the extremities, numbness, tingling, weakness & bowel/bladder problems . If at a thoracic or cervical level maybe gait, balance or spasticity issues as well as dexterity problems. This is known as a myleopathy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lumbar radiculopathy?

What are the causes of lumbar radiculopathy?

Lumbar radiculopathy: There are many treatments for lumbar radiculopathy like heat pads, accupuncture, chiropractic therapy, exercise, massage, medications, injections ... Please see a pain management doctor for evaluation. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for cervical spine stenosis?

Nerve pain: Stenosis refers to crowding and/or impingement of the nerves or spinal cord - therefore the most common symptoms would be nerve type symptoms in the arms, such as numbness, tingling, weakness, pain. Having said that, it's very uncommon for an 18 year old to have cervical stenosis. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy bad?

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--untreated lead to muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy: Depending on the level, patients have neck- and/or arm pain and possibly tingling, numbness and sometimes weakness too in the biceps, triceps and the muscles around the wrist and hands. A good examination with strength testing and provocative testing usually gives clues, but an MRI scan is best to determine the source of the problem... Good luck! ...Read more

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Is an EMG usually ordered when symptoms of cervical radiculopathy are consistent with MRI results and the results of a physical exam?

Is an EMG usually ordered when symptoms of cervical radiculopathy are consistent with MRI results and the results of a physical exam?

No, not often.: EMG/NCV study can be helpful in diagnosing cervical radiculopathy. However, in my Practice I have found these to be very rarely helpful. The clinical exam is much more helpful and predictive of good outcome from surgery. Insurance companies will many times require this test to be positive before they authorize surgery which means denials for many patients who could benefit from surgery. ...Read more

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I have a question about cervical radiculopathy I know that isn't spelled right. Sorry ! How does one wlwviate the symptoms and what can be done for it. ?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the underlying cause. The progressively more involved options include: time to see if it will get better, rest, non invasive things such as therapy, chiropractic, and traction; interventional pain management including epidural steroid injections, and finally surgical considerations. Don't hesitate to be seen to discuss the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having cervical radiculopathy and complex regional pain syndrome? Please help symptoms I have are burning and pins and needle

What are the symptoms of having cervical radiculopathy and complex regional pain syndrome? Please help symptoms I have are burning and pins and needle

Focal vs diffuse: Radiculopathy is a pinched nerve in the spine and makes very specific symptoms in a specific dermatomal pattern. Crps affects a broader area such as an entire limb or two limbs, may have some of the same neurological symptoms of a radiculopathy, but also has sympathetic nervous system symptoms of color changes, swelling, and temperature changes. See your doctor if you think you have either. ...Read more

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Could cervical Radiculopathy shoulder and arm symptoms from severe foraminal stenosis C5c6 wax wane but is always at at least a 3 pain level?

Could cervical Radiculopathy shoulder and arm symptoms from severe foraminal stenosis C5c6 wax wane but is always at at least a 3 pain level?

Yes: Sorry to hear about those symptoms, if you haven't already you should tell your doctor who did the foraminectomy from 10 ytears ago. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cervical radiculopathy?

Symptoms and eval: Cervical radiculopathy is manifest by numbness, tingling, potentially weakness, along a specific neural pathway, in the presence of central or foramenal stenosis of the spine, and most often associated with neck symptoms and mechanical patterns of neck movements causing pain or nerve symptoms down the arm. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is cervical radiculopathy?

What sort of disorder is cervical radiculopathy?

Pinched nerve: Radiculopathy comes from a greek word meaning "root." in this case, the root is the start of the nerve coming off the spinal cord. There are many nerves coming off the spinal cord to go down the arms and legs to allow us to move and feel things. These nerves can be pinched in or around the spine by things like herniated disks and bone spurs from aging, or injury such as stretching the nerve. ...Read more

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What is meant by diagnosis cervical radiculopathy?

See below: A cervical radiculopathy means that there is some process that is affecting one or more of the nerve roots in the neck. These nerves run from the spinal cord and make up the nerves to the arms. It can involve weakness and sensory changes in the arm such as pain, numbness and tingling or it can be pain only. When it is pain only we usually call it a radiculitis. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have cervical radiculopathy?

I need help! How do I know if I have cervical radiculopathy?

Pain from neck-> arm: Cervical radiculopathy is usually pain with numbness, weakness, and tingling from your neck which radiates (shoots) down your arm(s). The causes are usually from a cervical herniated disc, cervical spinal stenosis, cervical degenerative disc disease, or much rarer conditions like tumor, fracture, or sarcoidosis which can compress or cause damage to cervical nerve roots. You can try ibuprofen. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from cervical radiculopathy?

Depends.....: It depends upon the severity and type of intervention......... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical radiculopathy?

What is the definition or description of: cervical radiculopathy?

Nerve compression: Radiculopathy refers to a problem with nerves at the root level, where they exit the spinal cord. Typically, a ruptured disc may compress the nerve, but problems can occur with degenerative spondylosis and the foramenal narrowing can also compress. Pain, numbness, weakness, and atrophy of muscle may all be signs. ...Read more

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Are there physical activities one would be restricted from doing if diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy?

Are there physical activities one would be restricted from doing if diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy?

Avoid severe bending: Avoid servere bending or twisting of the neck. Avoid carrying heavy objects you have an MRI and until seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it called cervical radiculopathy?

C-SpineRadiculopathy: Radiculopathy refers to pain in the trajectory of a nerve root... Cervical pertains to the neck. There are 7 vertebrae and 8 nerve roots in the neck... Neck and arm pain usually stem from c3-4, c4-5, c5-6, or c6-7. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cervical radiculopathy?

What is the treatment for cervical radiculopathy?

It depends on the: Severity of the condition, could be Motrin and physical therapy and in bad cases surgical dictums and fusion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cervical radiculopathy?

What is the treatment for  cervical radiculopathy?

Physical Therapy: 95% of patients with cervical radiculopathy- symptoms of pain or numbness/tingling in a nerve distribution of an arm and/or hand- improve with physical therapy. See your family dr. For evaluation and referral. In your area is dr. Rob galler, a neurosurgeon who is an excellent dr. To see for your problem. He is at stonybrook. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more