Radiculopathy: Nerves Under Pressure


Radiculopathy is nerve compression

Modern medicine knows comparatively little about this irritating condition that occurs when nerves exiting the spinal cord are compressed. Symptoms of radiculopathy include:

  • Pain and weakness in the affected area
  • Referred pain in other parts of the body
  • Feelings of tingling or numbness
  • Weakness in the extremities

We most commonly detect radiculopathy in the lumbar and cervical segments of the spine, and the most common risk factors for radiculopathy include: 

  • Physically labor intensive jobs
  • Tasks that involve repetitive trauma
  • Overly-sedentary lifestyles

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