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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Methods: A randomized clinical trial was done to compare pain and disability modification of cervical radiculopathy patients by using cervical traction in sitting and supine positions.
He had no problems with normal breathing, speaking, or swallowing food and he denied any symptoms suggestive of cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy.
The patient had a history of cervical radiculopathy and was morbidly obese at the time of the visit.
The research effort led by principal investigator Michael Janssen, DO, Spine Education Research Institute showed that i-FACTOR bone graft demonstrated safety and efficacy while meeting all four US Food and Drug Administration mandated non-inferiority success criteria when compared to local autograft in single-level ACDF for cervical radiculopathy.
A cervical spine MRI obtained for cervical radiculopathy symptoms partially included the mass, which was heterogeneous, hyperintense to muscle on both T1 andT2weightedsequences with afew internal flowvoids, and showed moderate loss of signal with fat saturation (Figure 3).
To the Editor: Cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a common problem with an episodic course that affects a large proportion of the population.
Cervical radiculopathy, entrapment neuropathy, and thoracic outlet sindrome: how to differentiate?
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).
Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy from Degenerative Disorders.