13
Sep

What is Cervical Radiculopathy?


cCervical radiculopathy is caused when a
spinal nerve root in the neck becomes pinched or irritated. It’s usually caused
by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. So right here, we’re looking at normal
disc function and it’s going to start to slowly herniate and out pouch, and nick
that nerve. You can see that right here. These nerve roots are responsible for supplying sensation and muscle function
to the upper part of the body. Irritation to these nerve roots may cause pain,
numbness, and weakness to the area where the nerves travel. Symptoms usually are
sharp, shooting pains in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand.

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