Is it possible to have cervical radiculopathy and not have neck pain?

Absolutely. If u only have nerve impingment, then typically u will only experience arm pain and not neck pain.
Yes. One can have isolated arm pain as the presenting symptom or combined with neck pain. Sometimes, this begins with neck pain and then as the arm pain develops the neck pain resolves as the disc herniation develops if this is the cause. Sometimes the cause is a narrowing of the nerve hole exit or neuro foramen called foraminal stenosis which may not cause neck pain either, just arm pain.
Absolutely. Radiculopathy applies to the radiating pain axialpain is wjat the central pain is called interestingly surgery is much moreceffective on th e radicular component than thexaxial pain pure radicular pain leg or leg are some of the best candidates for surgery i fpain is severe an n d all else fails it seems counteirintuitive same with siatica in low back without nack pain avoid posteriorprocedures.

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Might somebody have cervical radiculopathy from herniated discs and not have neck pain?

Radiculopathy. Absolutely! most disc herniations do not hurt locally in the neck, but make your arm/hand feel painful as the electrical cable towards that area is squeezed. Get a good MRI and have a good local ortho spine doc evaluate you to put the exam findings and imaging together to get you the right diagnosis. Good luck! Read more...
Yes. Quite possible. I see this mostly in patients with lumbar radiculopathy though. A spine specialist in your area can help with this. Read more...
Yes. A cervical disc herniation can cause primarily radicular symptoms such as arm pain, numbness or weakness. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...
Yes. Yes, absolutely. You can have radiculopathy that presents as pain, numbness, or weakness in an extremity with no neck pain what so ever. Read more...

What can be done for cervical radiculopathy? What can a pcp do for neck pain? I think a rehab and pain management doctor is better. Any thoughts help

See details. Try nsaids and physical therapy first. If the symptoms persist, have an MRI and see a pain specialist. Read more...
PCP can do a lot! 1.Identify "pain generator" (nerve root, muscle, or both) 2. Identify possible pain triggers (dietary, emotional, chemical, physical, pharmaceutical) 3. Address the triggers in proper order 4. For muscle pain generators use appropriate physical modalities 5. Use appropriate pharmaceuticals – systemic and topical 6. Use invasive modalities he/she is comfortable with (trigger points injections). Read more...
It's a start. Generally, cervical radiculopathy is treated with physical therapy, non opioid nerve pain medications, and injections such as an epidural steroid injection. Pain medicine physicians specialize in these treatments. Depending on how comfortable your pcp is, they may start some medications (stay away from opioids), and prescribe pt. An epidural needs to be performed by a pm doc, however. Read more...
Pain doctor is best. Your pcp can order nsaids and rehab. If they doesn't help you need to see a pain doctor maybe for a steroid injection. Read more...

Should I do neck exercises & physio during acute phase of cervical radiculopathy or just wear collar & how long should I wear it?

Depends. there is a lot to this question. First of all, I would make sure that you see a neurologist for a complete evaluation before exercising. You may need an MRI of the neck as well. Once that is done you can move forward with gentle traction, limited exercise. I would wear a c collar until you are evaluated. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. Read more...

Can burning gnawing pain in the neck be cervical radiculopathy or rsd? I have burning down my arm also please help any thoughts?

Sometimes. Only by evaluating the underlying processes will answer your question. Many times the symptoms you describe can come from spasm of the muscles of the neck and upper back. Rsd or complex regional pain syndrome as characteristic features that are sometimes merely severe muscle spasm which is a very different situation. A physical medicine of physical therapy evaluation can sometimes sort this out. Read more...