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What is cervical radiculopathy?

Cervical radiculopathy is the term used to describe a pinched nerve in your neck region (cervical spine) that affects the nerves that travel to your arms, shoulders and hands. The nerve root gets compressed and this often leads to inflammation, with shooting pain radiating down your arm. However, sometimes no pain is felt - just pins and needles, weakness and numbness in the limb.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Carpal tunnel syndrome

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