Frequently Asked Questions: What is radiculopathy/nerve impingement?

Radiculopathy refers to a condition in which the spinal nerve roots are irritated or compressed. Many people refer to it as having a “pinched nerve.” Lumbar nerve impingement indicates that the nerve roots in the lower spine are involved, while cervical radiculopathy is associated with nerve roots in the neck. Nerve impingement is most often caused by a herniated disk or spinal stenosis.

Learn more about “pinched nerves”:

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More Frequently Asked Questions:

What is degenerative disk disease?
What is sciatica?
What is a bulging/ruptured/herniated disk?
What is spinal stenosis?
What is the difference between x-rays, MRI, and CT scan?
What is an EMG or NCS?
What is physical therapy?

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