Cervical Radiculopathy

Chapter

Abstract

Cervical radiculopathy is a common cause of neck and arm pain or numbness. It is often caused by cervical root compression by a disc protrusion and spondylosis, or both. This chapter discusses the anatomy of cervical spine and roots, the pathophysiology of cervical radiculopathy, and its diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

Keywords

Cervical radiculopathy root compression disc herniation spondylosis foraminal stenosis polyradiculopathy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyNeuromuscular Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineClevelandUSA

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