Radioculopathy

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Radiculopathy is a word often used to describe pain that radiates through the extremities or muscles in the spine. Radiculopathy itself is not a spinal condition but rather the result of another underlying spinal condition. Radiculopathy is classified into two categories- cervical and lumbar.

Cervical radiculopathy is damage or irritation to the nerve roots between the vertebrae in the cervical spine (neck). Injury of the nerve roots may cause the vertebral bones above and below to touch, pinching the nerve root, which results in chronic pain in the cervical spine, shoulders, arms or fingers.

Lumbar radiculopathy (Sciatica) is damage or irritation to the nerve roots between the vertebrae in the lower spine. Injury of the nerve roots may cause the vertebral bones above and below to touch, pinching the nerve root, which results in chronic pain in the lower back and legs.

Inflammation of a nerve or the compression of nerve roots can lead to numbness or tingling, and over time, pain associated with this condition usually increases in frequency and severity.

If you, or someone you love, have been suffering from neck or back pain, New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery can help. Contact us today to discuss treatment options. Our goal at New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery is to get you back to a healthy and active lifestyle.



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