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Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is nerve compression caused by herniated disk material or arthritic bone spurs. This compression leads to headache, neck pain, arm pain, numbness, needle prick sensations in arms, muscle weakness, nerve injury, etc. Devices like cervical collars are used to improve the situation. Treatment is done by medication and surgery.

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C8 radiculopathy confirmed by EMG but not in MRI. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 30 years old. Questions: 1) How and why do I have all symptoms of c8 radiculopathy confirmed by EMG but not reflective of MRI- c7/t1 normal? 2) What else if anything could cause c8 radiculopathy in last 2 digits per my imaging that would explain this medically? 3) Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You do have chronic C8 radiculopathy from your detailed description. The reason for mismatch between NCV / EMG findings and MRI can be explained on the basis of a pre-fixed or a post-fixed brachial plexus where in the nerve exiting the C7-T1 inter space is actually car...  Read Full »

I have cervical radiculopathy which causes tingling sensation in my fingers. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, A month ago I was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy by an ER (Emergency Room) doctor. Since then, I have seen my PCP (Primary Care Physician) I have had X-rays and an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) done. I have an appointment with the neurosurgeon on the after 10 ten days. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Ignacio Antanio Magana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you describe could be consistent with a cervical disc problem but are not specific to how severe it might be. Numbness of the face is usually associated with disc problems in the neck, although I have seen patients complain about it in the past. The physi...  Read Full »

I have radiating pain from the upper chest to the shoulders. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having pain around my esophagus, upper chest area as well as the bones under the eyes. The pain is radiating from upper chest to the shoulders. I am also having some memory problem. This has been slowly getting worse over a period of a couple of years. I can feel the pain on t...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pattern of pain you're describing is likely attributed to one of the following possibilities. It could be nerve irritation, referred to as cervical radiculopathy, stemming from compression or irritation of a nerve root of the neck. This may be accompanied by numbness...  Read Full »

My neck pain is persistent despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 46-year-old, and for the past few weeks, I have been experiencing persistent neck pain, and it is affecting my daily life. I cannot turn my head without sharp pain shooting through my neck, and the discomfort is spreading down my arm. I have tried over-the-counter pain relievers ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I am sorry for what you are experiencing now. Your description of the nature of your pain is highly compatible with cervical radiculopathy, as muscle sprain pain cannot extend to the arm. In such cases, physi...  Read Full »

I am getting pain from spinal to upper neck with occasional high BP. Please guide me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, and I am suffering from pain starting from spinal to upper neck for three years. Sometimes BP is little high and that BP was 150/90 mmHg four to seven times BP up but now it is normal, but I have still suffered in the neck to upper head pain, discomfort on the left s...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain you are describing is not cardiac pain. Cardiac pain is accompanied by symptoms like shortness of breath, palpitations, etc. You have cervical radiculopathy this can cause pain to radiate to other parts of the body. I advise you to take tablet Ibuprofen 400 ...  Read Full »

Can Thumb Twitching Be A Sign Of Cervical Disc Herniation Worsening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old female with asthma. I have cervical disc herniation for 10 years. Over the past 5 months, symptoms were back with tingling, weakness and shooting pain in arms. I tried medications like Celebrex, Lyrica and also massage, physiotherapy, chiropractor and acupuncture, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ignacio Antanio Magana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A herniated disc in the neck can cause three potential problems: Injury and degeneration of the disc can cause neck pain that is not related to nerve problems, and this is not usually a need for surgery. If the disc and bone spurring that form for long-standing problems ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for left-sided upper back pain.

Query: Hi, I am suffering from left side upper back pain as well as left sided chest pain for the past one year. Day by day it has been increasing. I underwent ECG, Echo and TMT eight months back. All the tests were normal. My lipid profile is as follows:Tryglicerides - 276, LDL - 85, HDL - 28 and tot...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your upper back pain and left sided chest pain might be due to a condition called cervical radiculopathy. It is a condition where the nerves at your neck level get compressed between the neck bones and causes pain in the back of neck or upper back or arm or shoulder or ...  Read Full »

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