What is Cervical Radiculopathy?
This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical Radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column.
What causes cervical radiculopathy?
The most common causes are:
What are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy?
The most common symptom is severe pain that travels down the arms. Many people will experience pain in their neck, chest and shoulders depending on where the pinched nerve is located. Lack of coordination and weakness, mainly in the hands, are also common.