Cervical radiculopathy results from nerve compression in the neck, often due to herniated discs, aging, or injury.
Cervical radiculopathy manifests as neck pain, tingling, and weakness radiating into the arm, caused by nerve root compression.
Cervical radiculopathy treatment includes rest, physical therapy, medications, and in severe cases, surgery for nerve decompression.
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is painless in over 50% of patients, but may cause weakness, numbness, or clumsiness of the extremities.
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy refers to impaired function of the spinal cord caused by degenerative changes of the discs and facet joints.
Cervicogenic headache stems from neck problems, spinal abnormalities, poor posture, and past neck injuries.
Symptoms of cervicogenic headache include radiating head pain that is often accompanied by restricted neck movement.
Common causes of neck pain include muscle strains, worn joints, nerve compression, trauma, and poor posture.
Shoulder pain can originate from the neck due to referred pain or nerve compression. A thorough evaluation can help determine the cause.
Diagnosing cervical osteoarthritis involves medical history, physical exams, and imaging.