Cervical radiculopathy is the result of injury to, or compression of, the root of a nerve in the neck and often results in neck pain. Cervical myelopathy affects the spinal cord in the neck, rather than the nerve root.
The symptoms of cervical radiculopathy include pain, numbness or weakness in the shoulder, arm, wrist or hand.
Cervical myelopathy can result in weakness, problems holding small objects and difficulty with moving the limbs easily.
Cervical radiculopathy/myelopathy can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Degenerative changes in the neck
- Congenital narrowing of the spinal canal
- Herniated discs
Diagnosis and treatment
If you’re suffering with cervical radiculopathy or cervical myelopathy, or are concerned that you might be, come and talk to us at T&O Spine. An expert consultant will discuss your medical history with you, carry out a physical examination and talk you through the treatment options.