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What are the causes of cervical radiculopathy?

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Material from a ruptured disc, degenerative changes in bones, arthritis, or other injuries that put pressure on the nerve roots can cause damage. In older people, normal degenerative changes in the discs can put pressure on nerve roots. In younger people, cervical radiculopathy tends to be the result of a ruptured disc. This disc material then compresses the nerve root, causing pain.

From: Management of Back Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: WebMD Health News: “FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.”

Davis R. . August 2013. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2017

SOURCES: WebMD Health News: “FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.”

Davis R. . August 2013. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2017

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