Cervical radiculopathy implies that a spinal nerve in the neck has become dysfunctional. This can be caused by many things however mechanical causes such as compression from a herniated disc or bone spurs/arthritis is common.
The term radiculopathy implies nerve dysfunction and this results in sensation changes, reflex changes and muscle weakness. Pain caused by irritation to a spinal nerve is called radicular pain. In cervical radiculopathy, there may be pain or no pain.
Radiculopathy should be evaluated by a medical doctor. Chiropractic and physiotherapy are important in the management and rehabilitation of cervical radiculopathy. Contact our Balmain chiro for more information.