Conditions

RADICULOPATHY

It is a pinched nerve in the spine.there are three types of radiculopathy • Cervical Radiculopathy – is pressure on one of the nerve roots in your neck.It affects people between ages of 30 – 50 years • Thoracic radiculopathy – is a pinched nerve in the upper back portion of your spine. • Lumbar Radiculopathy – is pressure on one of the nerve roots in your lower back Causes: • Trauma or aging • When nerve is compressed by surrounding tissue . this is caused by herniated spinal disc • Bone spurns can also cause Radiculopathy • Other risk factors are osteoarthritis,rheumatoid arthritis , scoliosis, obesity Signs and symptoms: • Sharp pain that may worsen with certain movements • Numbness • Weakness and tingling • Loss of change in sensation • Loss of reflexes Diagnosis: • X-ray,MRI,CT scan • Electromyelography Treatment: • Physical therapy • Medications • Surgery

RADICULOPATHY