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Does herniated nucleus pulposus mean the same as cervical radiculopathy?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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In brief: No

A herniated disc can be a cause of a cervical radiculopathy which is pain over a nerve arising from the neck due to a compression of that nerve but a disc can herniate without causing nerve compression or even any symptoms even with compression of nerve.

In brief: No

A herniated disc can be a cause of a cervical radiculopathy which is pain over a nerve arising from the neck due to a compression of that nerve but a disc can herniate without causing nerve compression or even any symptoms even with compression of nerve.
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