Radicular syndrome

What is Radicular syndrome?

Radiculopathy refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly (a neuropathy). The location of the injury is at the level of the nerve root (radix = "root"). This can result in pain (radicular pain), weakness, numbness, or difficulty controlling specific muscles.

In a radiculopathy, the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve, shortly after its exit from the spinal cord. However, the pain or other symptoms often radiate to the part of the body served by that nerve. For example, a nerve root impingement in the neck can produce pain and weakness in the forearm. Likewise, an impingement in the lower back or lumbar-sacral spine can be manifested with symptoms in the foot.

The radicular pain that results from a radiculopathy should not be confused with referred pain, which is different both in mechanism and clinical features.

Polyradiculopathy refers to the condition where more than one spinal nerve root is affected.

Questions and answers on "Radicular syndrome"

Strong pulse in legs, shooting pains in legs now and again. Cold feet & just a strong pulse all over body. Any ideas? I am on omeprazole as I have...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would like to...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

For the past month or so I have had pain in the right side of the neck. The pain is intermittent and moves from area to area. Sometimes front...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your problem is spondyloarthritis cervicalis...

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thank you for posting.

Your problem is caused by...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Right portion of the body getting vain problem and feeing unconsious. Doctor diagnosed `Radiarlar Systems (RUL/RLL)

doctor1 MD

Welcome to Healthcare Magic
You are probably having weakness of Right Upper Limb (RUL) and Right Lower limb (RLL). Please provide more details like...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on  Radicular syndrome

doctor1 MD

Strong pulse in legs, shooting pains in legs now and again. Cold feet & just a strong pulse all over body. Any ideas? I am on omeprazole as I have...

doctor1 MD

For the past month or so I have had pain in the right side of the neck. The pain is intermittent and moves from area to area. Sometimes front...

doctor1 MD

Good Morning, I am a 42 years old with an unremarkable health history. I am 5 5/12 and weigh 128 pounds. Problem: Went out for a long run (6 miles...

doctor1 MD

Right portion of the body getting vain problem and feeing unconsious. Doctor diagnosed `Radiarlar Systems (RUL/RLL)

Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Lab Tests
Related Procedures
Related Medical Topics