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Michigan Sports and Spine

Cervical Radiculopathy

Overview
Cervical radiculopathy is nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae in the cervical spine. The seven vertebrae between the head and the chest make up the cervical spine.  Can result in a herniated disc and/or sciatica.

Causes
Degeneration of the outer ring of the disc
Traumatic injury

Symptoms
Neck pain
Weakness in the neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and hands
Numbness and tingling

Diagnosis
EMG
X-rays
CT scan
MRI

Treatment
Anti-inflammatory and pain medications
Cortisone injections
Physical therapy
Surgery

Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=26093

 

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