CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

Cervical radiculopathy is a clinical description referring to pain or neurological symptoms caused by any condition causing irritation to a nerve root in the neck (cervical spine). If a nerve root is damaged it may result in a loss of sensation in the hands or arms, weakened or numb fingers, or pain in the arms, neck, chest, upper back, and shoulder pain. A loss of coordination in the hands may also be an indicator of cervical radiculopathy. Symptoms tend to be intermittent at first, but there is a risk of them developing gradually or even suddenly. This condition is often caused by other cervical conditions such as cervical herniated discs and cervical spinal stenosis.



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