Radiculopathy is characterized by symptoms that come as a result of compression of a spinal nerve root. This nerve compression is usually related to either a disc herniation or spondylosis, and can occur with or without injury to the affected area.

Symptoms of Radiculopathy

Symptoms that are common with radiculopathy are generally unilateral — affecting one side of the body. These can often include:

  • Pain that radiates from the neck and down the arm
  • Pain that radiates from the lower back and down the buttocks and legs
  • Numbness or tingling in the limbs

Additional symptoms can include:

  • Weakness
  • Bladder or bowel changes

Radiculopathy Risk Factors

The following are widely considered specific risk factors for radiculopathy:

  • Old age
  • Repeated lifting without proper techniques
  • Repetitive motions
  • Excessive weight
  • Poor posture
  • Arthritis
  • Long-term participation in contact sports

Radiculopathy Treatments

If you’re in need of relief and looking for diagnosis and effective treatment of radiculopathy, the staff at the Oklahoma Center for Spine and Pain Solutions would love to meet with you. Our team is fully equipped to properly diagnose and provide effective treatment options for radiculopathy — and we are often able to see new patients the same week they contact us.

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