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Cervical vertebrae comprises of seven vertebral columns, which all together form upper part of spine. In this condition the sensory nerves are affected by a protruding intervertebral disk. Cervical radiculopathy is a condition that results from compression of the nerves near the cervical vertebrae.
Alternative Names of Cervical Radiculopathy : Herniated nucleus pulposus, Lumbar radiculopathy, Herniated intervertebral disk, Prolapsed intervertebral disk, Slipped disk, Ruptured disk
Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy
It can be caused by anything that puts pressure on the nerves roots in the spine.
1) In young people : Cervical radiculopathy may be caused due to a pressure from the material from ruptured disc. It may also be caused due to a pressure from herniated disk.
2) In older people : Cervical radiculopathy may be caused due to degenerative changes in bones or discs, which can put pressure on the nerves. Degenerative disk diseases like arthritis may also cause the nerves to compress.
Signs & Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy
Diagnosis of Cervical Radiculopathy
Diagnosis will require -
Treatments of Cervical Radiculopathy
The treatment of cervical radiculopathy depends upon the medical history and the symptoms of a person. It involves non surgical and surgical methods.
A) Non-Surgical Methods :
B) Surgical Methods :
Prevention of Cervical Radiculopathy
When to seek Medical Advice
Medical advice is needed in these conditions :
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