What sort of disorder is cervical radiculopathy?

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.

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Is it possible to have cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?

Yes. The same large disc herniation that causes pain to shoot down your arm can also cause myelopathy if it is so large to compress the spinal cord in the cervical region. I'm a physiatry spine/pain specialist but would recommend seeing an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon if myelopathy is considered. Read more...

Are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy bad?

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...
Can be. 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. If you have severe pain and/or weakness you need to see your doctor soon. If you have no control of your bowel or bladder you need to go to the ER. Read more...

How do I know if I have cervical radiculopathy?

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...

What are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy?

See below. In cervical radiculopathy, the typical symptoms are neck pain and an electrical, burning or squeezing feeling down the arm into the hand on one side usually. There is tingling and a numb feeling also. Depending on what fingers are involved, we can make an educated guess about where the problem is without even seeing an mri. Not all pain that runs down the arm is from radiculopathy. Joint pain also. 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...

What is meant by diagnosis cervical radiculopathy?

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...
Cervical Radiculopat. Cervical radiculopathy is disturbance of nerve function that results if one of the nerve roots near the cervical spine is compressed. Damage to nerve roots can cause pain, loss of sensation or weakness in the upper extremities, depending on where the damaged roots are located. Symptoms occur as a result of pressure from ruptured disc, arthritis, tumors or injury. Read more...

I need help! How do I know if I have cervical radiculopathy?

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...

What is the definition or description of: cervical radiculopathy?

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...
Radiculopathy. Radiculopathy is the dysfunction of a nerve root and it can cause pain, sensory disturbances and weakness. Cervical radiculopathy is when a cervical nerve root is affected. Read more...