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C4 Radiculopathy Symptoms
What are the long term outcomes of posterior cervical foramenectomy and ACDF For cervical RADICULOPATHY from foraminal/spinal stenosis C4 thru C7?
ACDF outcomes: Even a surgeon can not answer that question. Long term can be pain relief all the way to more pain. I would say if you haven't found a good interventional pain specialist to consult with prior do so now and see what other options there are besides surgery. This is if it is just for pain, if you are having any neurological deficits surgery might be your option. ...Read more
The term radiculopathy is a term used by physicians to refer to nerve pain that follows a particular anatomical distribtuion in the human body. It is most commonly associated with the lumbar spine and herniated discs but can also occur in the neck region and arms. The symptoms are typical pain and number follow a particular nerve innervation and this allows a clinician ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ?
Response: You spelled properly. If you have a pinched nerve in your neck, you will experience radiating pain down an arm. Usually, once diagnosis is established, most cases respond to physical therapy, such as motorized traction. Epidural injections may help, and surgery is only indicated if all conservative measures fail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical Myelopathy: Michael: Myelopathy refers to loss of function & weakness in arms and legs, both sides, from compression of the spinal cord within the neck. Radiculopathy is loss of function in a specific region (one side) of an extremity (arm or leg) due to irritation and / or compression of a spinal nerve root; manifests as pain traveling from the spine into the specific region the nerve innervates. ...Read more
Massages: both of these modalities can be helpful for temporary relief only ...Read more
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
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
Having unilateral clitoral, majora, minora, buttock,thigh numbness. Recently had Radiculopathy dx c nerve block, and now these symptoms. HELP?
They sound neurologi: Since on one side it does suggest neurologic. It depends why you had the nerve block as to whether there may be a relationship to that cause or from the nerve block. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more
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