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What causes cervical radiculopathy?

One of the most common causes of cervical radiculopathy is disc herniation. This puts pressure on the spinal nerve root, causing inflammation, pain, weakness or numbness. Other causes can be tumors, obesity, trauma, arthritis, poor posture, repetitive actions or sports, pregnancy and infections such as herpes zoster and Lyme disease.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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