Radiculopathy, typically known as a pinched nerve, occurs when injuries to the spine cause a nerve to become compressed, causing pain, numbness, weakness, or difficulty controlling certain muscles.
The pain radiates to other areas of the body that are connected to the compressed nerve. There are three types of radiculopathy: Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar. Learn more in the video below.
There are three types of radiculopathy: Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar.
Cervical radiculopathy – Compression of a nerve in the neck or upper back. Thoracic radiculopathy – A rare condition with symptoms that can include numbness, tingling, and burning or shooting pain in the rib, side, or abdomen. Lumbar radiculopathy – Better-known as sciatica, symptoms include pain and/or numbness in the lower back, hips, and buttock on one side, and pain and/or numbness in one leg or foot.
Causes & contributing factors may include:
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