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What causes cervical radiculopathy?

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Causes include pressure from material as part of a ruptured disc, damage to bones, arthritis, or other injuries that put pressure on nerve roots. In middle-aged people, normal wear and tear to discs can put pressure on nerve roots. In younger people, cervical radiculopathy often results from a ruptured disc, perhaps as a result of trauma. This disc material then compresses or inflames the nerve root, causing pain.

From: Cervical Radiculopathy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

Eubanks, J.  Jan. 1, 2010. American Family Physician,

University of Maryland School of Medicine: Maryland Spine Center.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

Eubanks, J.  Jan. 1, 2010. American Family Physician,

University of Maryland School of Medicine: Maryland Spine Center.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

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