Cervical Radiculopathy: Symptom and Causes


The main symptom of cervical radiculopathy is pain that spreads into the arm, neck, chest, upper back and/or shoulders and this pain may be dull, severe burning or sharp pain. Other symptoms include:
  • Muscle weakness and/or numbness or tingling in fingers or hands
  • Lack of coordination, especially in the hands
  • Headaches


Cervical radiculopathy is caused by any condition that puts pressure on the nerves where they leave the spinal column. The main causes of cervical radiculopathy include degeneration, disc herniation, and spinal instability.

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