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What is cervical radiculopathy?

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Cervical radiculopathy is the damage or disturbance of nerve function that results if one of the nerve roots near the cervical vertebrae is compressed. Damage to nerve roots in the cervical area can cause pain and the loss of sensation along the nerve's pathway into the arm and hand, depending on where the damaged roots are located.

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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