cervical radiculopathy

cervical radiculopathy

disease of the cervical nerve roots, often manifesting as neck or shoulder pain.

cervical radiculopathy

Neurology Irritation of nerve roots of the neck due to a herniation or prolapse of a intervertebral disk from its normal position, which impinge on nearby nerves resulting in pain and neurologic Sx. See Cervical disk syndrome, Prolapsed disk.

cervical radiculopathy

Any disorder of the roots of one or more spinal nerves in the neck region. The condition usually causes pain in the neck and one arm, and sensory or motor loss or changes in the reflexes in the arm. The commonest causes are foraminal encroachment on the nerve from CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS (70 to 75%), and herniation of the nucleus pulposus of a disk (20 to 25%).
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CHICAGO, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush(MOR) is seeking Illinois patients with cervical radiculopathy (a condition where there is compressed nerves in the neck area of the spine) for a clinical study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Spinal Kinetic M6-C artificial cervical disc.
There are 2 key findings that should be highlighted from this study: (a) implementation of preventive surgical decompression into routine clinical practice should be avoided until better-designed studies provide enough evidence for it to take precedence over a conservative approach; and (b) the presence of cervical radiculopathy, abnormal electrophysiological findings, and T2 WI require close follow-up.
When neck pain is accompanied with radiating arm pain in addition to motor, sensory, or reflex changes resulting from nerve root compression or irritation, it is defined as cervical radiculopathy (3).
Other chapters address mechanisms of neuropathic pain, therapeutics, carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical radiculopathy, meralgia paresthetica, Lyme radiculopathy, neuralgic amyotrophy, herpes zoster infection, polyneuropathies, inherited amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, Fabry disease, proximal myotonic myopathy, complex regional pain syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica, phantom pain, Brown-Sequard syndrome, syringomyelia, and headache disorders, and give information on the patient's history, clinical findings, investigations, diagnosis, and treatment.
Cervical radiculopathy is a relatively common problem facing the spinal surgeon, with an incidence of 83.
But now after undergoing surgery to cure what was diagnosed as Cervical Radiculopathy, the tour has been re-scheduled for May and June.
He carried on performing but on returning home he saw an orthopaedic specialist who diagnosed cervical radiculopathy.
This will not only allow the examiner to determine the severity of CTS but also identify whether it is purely a local condition or symptom that may be initiated more proximally such as cervical radiculopathy.
Bronster's notes indicted that the patient's hand was weak, and his impresion was brachial plexus versus cervical radiculopathy.
Amongst their many illustrations was the example of a 50-year-old female who had suffered nerve damage owing to extensive cell phone usage and was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy after complaining pain in her fingers and arm while holding her cell phone.
The benefit of a quick, practical and repeatable test of neural mechanosensitivity is clear, as it helps to guide the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of disorders such as carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) (Coppieters et al 2006), cervical radiculopathy (Wainner et al 2003) and whiplash associated disorders (Sterling & Pedler 2008).