Get Back to a Pain-Free Spine
Radiculopathy is not a disorder in itself, but rather a collection of symptoms that stem from a problem with a compressed or inflamed nerve root. Common causes of radiculopathy include disc herniation, bone spur, foraminal stenosis, arthritis, and musculoskeletal insufficiency, often caused by poor posture, improper stretching, carrying extra body weight and not eating properly.
Though radiculopathy can occur anywhere along the spine, it most often occurs in the cervical (upper) and lumbar (lower) part of the back. Regardless, the pain originates in the spine and travels along the nerve root, exuding pain in other parts of the body and emanating muscle weakness, numbness and tingling in the body’s extremities.