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Why is it called cervical radiculopathy?
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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Medical terms
Cervical means "neck".
There are 7 cervical vertebrae followed by 12 thoracic, then 5 lumbar followed finally by sacral vertebrae. Radiculopathy refers to pain from involvement of a sensory nerve root and that follows a dermatome (the distribution of the involved nerve).

In brief: Medical terms
Cervical means "neck".
There are 7 cervical vertebrae followed by 12 thoracic, then 5 lumbar followed finally by sacral vertebrae. Radiculopathy refers to pain from involvement of a sensory nerve root and that follows a dermatome (the distribution of the involved nerve).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery
In brief: Nerve compression
It has that name because it describes a nerve root in the neck being pinched which causes pain to shoot down the arm (radiate in a radicular path).

In brief: Nerve compression
It has that name because it describes a nerve root in the neck being pinched which causes pain to shoot down the arm (radiate in a radicular path).
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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