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Radiculopathy In Children
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
Not exactly: Radiculitis refers to inflammation, and irritation of the nerve root, usually presents with pain along the dermatomal pattern of innervated by the effected nerve root. However, radiculopathy is term which encompassing additional conditions which affect the nerve root, such as demyelinating nerve condition, systemic rheumatologic condition, and others. ...Read more
Translation ?: Sounds like an EMG result. The EMG can determine whether there has been nerve damage for 0-3, 3-6 or more than 6 months. Chronic damage refers to weakness or numbness lasting more than 6 months, radiculopathy refers to where the damage is located- e.g. the nerve root. Normally it is a nerve root from the neck or the lower back which affects an arm or a leg, respectively. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depends.....: It depends upon the severity and type of intervention......... ...Read more
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
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
YES: Avoid jaring the head or neck.Exercise should be smooth and slow. ...Read more
Are there physical activities one would be restricted from doing if diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy?
I've had PT, Accupuncture, injections,, RFA, meds haven't helped with RADICULOPATHY du to stenosis. What other options are there?
I have radicular pain L Butt and LLE. But I was told it's not "true" radiculopathy because my neuro exam shows normal sensation. ? I don't get it...
Radiculopathy: means abnormal degeneration of a nerve due to impingement or constant stimulation from lack of blood supply etc.. For cutaneous or deep nerves, they usually carry both pain signals and sensitivity to touch, pressure, temperature, et. And when a nerve degenerates, you should have both pain (which is nothing but alarm bells your body sends to signal an emergency or injury) and sensation deficits ...Read more
I've had radiculopathy 2 months declining from 10 - 3/10 on my pain scale. The only thing i find uncomfortable now is driving why? 38 & fit. Am i ok?
It's great that you: Are feeling better. You didn't mention whether it was the neck or low back that was affected, but nevertheless, there is a lot of stress with driving even for people without a radiculopathy. Any neck or low back twisting, bending and turning motions that may occur with driving can cause irritation of the nerve exiting from the spinal cord causing your symptoms to flare up. ...Read more
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
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