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Related to radiculopathy: Lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy

radiculopathy

 [rah-dik″u-lop´ah-the]
disease of the nerve roots.
spondylotic caudal radiculopathy compression of the cauda equina due to encroachment upon a congenitally small spinal canal by spondylosis, resulting in neural disorders of the lower limbs.

ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy

(ra-dik'yū-lop'ă-thē),
Disorder of the spinal nerve roots.
Synonym(s): radiculitis
[radiculo- + G. pathos, suffering]

radiculopathy

Neurology A spinal nerve root dysfunction characterized by back pain and nerve root irritation Etiology Nucleus pulposus herniates through a weakened part of the intervertebral disk. See Cervical radiculopathy, Herniated disk.

ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy

(ră-dik'yū-lop'ă-thē)
Disorder of the spinal nerve roots.
Synonym(s): radiculitis.
[radiculo- + G. pathos, suffering]

Radiculopathy

Sometimes referred to as a pinched nerve, it refers to compression of the nerve root-the part of a nerve between vertebrae. This compression causes pain to be perceived in areas to which the nerve leads.

ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy

(ră-dik'yū-lop'ă-thē)
Disorder of spinal nerve roots.
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Age > 18 years (Either gender), low back ache with radiation of pain along a radicular distribution for at least three months, failed conservative therapy for at least 3 months MRI documented disc herniation, Correlation between the clinically determined level of radiculopathy and the MRI findings, Symptoms suggestive of sensory impairment in the affected limb.
In conclusion, our case highlights the rare occurrence of a facet joint cyst that should be considered in the differential diagnosis armamentarium of lumbar radiculopathy. In patients with radicular pain who cannot benefit the available treatments, LISCs should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
Cervical radiculopathy: pathophysiology, presentation and clinical evaluation.
observed the therapeutic efficacy in improving the symptoms and signs of patients with cervical spondylosis radiculopathy [16, 17].
At present, the use of conventional modalities for cervical radiculopathy remains debatable, primarily because most treatments had limited success in regard to decreasing levels of pain and disability, increasing function, and range of motion [9-16].
When you get hit in the lateral (side of) neck/spinal column (particularly the spinal nerves coming off the cord) and you lose the cervical nerve function (called cervical radiculopathy) of cervical nerves 8, and/ or 7, 6, and/or 5, your arm and hand are useless.
The primary physician's initial diagnosis was a suspected lumbar radiculopathy with profound dorsiflexor weakness.
The differential diagnosis of shoulder pain includes rotator cuff disorders, acromioclavicular osteoarthritis, and cervical radiculopathy from degenerative spondylosis.
He was complaining of severe back pain and left leg radiculopathy and numbness.
His blood laboratory test was normal and in electrodiagnostic study, a moderate degree of left L5 radiculopathy was reported.