Cervical Radiculopathy Definition

Cervical radiculopathy is the clinical term for when inflammation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the neck leads to changes in neurological function. Neurological deficits may radiate into the shoulder, arm, hand, and/or fingers. Some examples include altered reflexes, numbness, and/or weakness. Cervical radicular pain, which can range from a general shoulder or arm achiness to an electric-like pain, typically accompanies cervical radiculopathy.

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