Cervical Radiculopathy

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What is it?

Cervical radiculopathy is a pain state in which pain shoot from the neck down into one of the arms.

What causes it?

The most common causes of cervical radiculopathy include spinal stenosis of the cervical spine and pinched spinal nerves exiting the cervical spine.

How can it be treated?

Treatment of cervical radiculopathy starts with conservative management which includes physical therapy and medication management. If these fail to provide relief, cervical epidural steroid injections can help relieve the pain. If a more invasive approach is necessary, referral to a neurosurgeon or cervical spinal cord stimulation may be an option as well.