Cervical and Thoracic Radiculopathy
Radiculopathy means irritation or compression of one or more spinal nerve roots as these nerve roots exit the spinal canal and enter the peripheral nervous system at any spinal level.
In the cervical and thoracic spine these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, trunk and around the ribs. An injury to the cervical or thoracic spine can cause symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling in these areas.
Cervical and thoracic radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones, discs and tissues of the spinal column in the neck or upper back.
Radiculopathy is often treated with epidural steroid injections and chronic, irreversible radiculopathy may best be treated with implantable pain control systems such as neurostimulators or pain pumps.
View this video to learn about Cervical Radiculopathy.
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