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Cervical Radiculopathy

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It is the painful involvement of cervical spinal nerve roots. It presents with pain in the neck radiating to the shoulder and arms. Mostly, it is due to foraminal stenosis and degenerative spondylolysis (70 %). The second most common cause is disc herniation (mostly at C5–C6 and C6–C7 levels). The incidence is 60–70 per 100,000 population. C7 is the most common nerve root involved in isolated radiculopathy followed by C6. Risk factors include heavy weight lifting, smoking and handling vibrating equipment.

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  • Nerve Root
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Disc Herniation
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy

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Gupta, R. (2014). Cervical Radiculopathy. In: Pain Management. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55061-4_49

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