Radiculopathy

What is Radiculopathy?

Radiculopathyrefers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerve s is affected and does not work properly (a neuropathy ).

Questions and answers on "Radiculopathy"

I was diagnosed with Cervical Myelopathy from injury to neck...I had radiculopathy in left arm with wrist drop. I also had walking issues and pain in lower legs. After partial corpectomy surgery at c5 c6...the wrist and arm have recovered around 90% in 4 months...the left leg is fine except for some minor aches, but the right leg is achey below the knee when I walk on it or run in the back outer side of leg. both legs still have brisk reflexes, but they seem less brisk possibly? Just trying to figure out why I have leg aches after Cervical Myelopathy surgery?

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Dear user,
Thanks for choosing healthcare magic for your query.

The surgery you underwent has helped you this far and as you might already be told that the neurological recovery in such injuries take quite some time. But I'm glad it has come this far and we might expect more return of function in...

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hi I have had lower back pain and had a scan today which says early compromise of the right l5 nerve root in the foramen due to disc bulge, just wondering what the treatment for this is....I find it hard to sit down

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Hello,

Thanks for the question.


From details provided and MRI findings its obvious that you have radiculopathy due to pinched nerve. The treatment vary from conservative to surgery.

Conservative treatment include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or chiropractic treatment, and...

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I have radiculopathy to the wrist suggesting neurapraxic injury and traction injury.in the lumber spine there appears to be a fracture of indeterminate age,MRI scan will be recommend red for this area to rule out disc injury at l2-3 where there is partial disc collapse

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hi
hope this msg finds u in good health.
i have gone through your complaints and under stand your concern.
u seem to have strained some sort of nerve..
neuropraxia can be confirmed ny nerve conduction studies.
but i feel u should b fine in few weeks taking good amount of rest and physiotherapy...

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Dear Doctor, On the bases of MRI cervical spine done two years of now ,report attached, doctor advised me for - 1.CERVICAL /THORACIC FACET JOINT INJECTION C4-5, C6-7 LEFT AND RIGHT , FINDINGS NOTED ON THE REQUISITION --CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS & FACET DESEASE C4-5 AND C6-7 . Please clarify for this injection- a)Does this is safe to have ? does this carry any side effects? For how much time this is good? b)In case no betterment in pain seen than what will be further treatments? Present symptoms- Pinning,tingling,vibrations and pain around shoulders both,arms. Weakness in arms and legs. Heavyness in legs,while walking getting weakness, swelling on elbows, ankles, pain is travelling towards head specially to centre of head and front sides both. Neck is stiff from both sides, feeling difficulty in movements. Always feeling tired and dizzy. Pain is experiencing on lower back also. Stairs climbing and standing from chair is like hard.Bowl movements are also changed like always feeling bowl movements- but happened every time. Neurologist about one year advised Physiotherapy –which was started about 10 days= 3 seatings were done- physiotherapist given Neck attaraction with hot get treatment and 3-4 exercises for 25-20 times, during first day he used three needles on back side with BIOFREEZE and have given light manipulation only. He has mentioned that this is a C6-7 Radiculopathy --does this is correct? He also mentioned distal parasthesia , he has started isometric exercises and range of motion,he asked for to start GEBAPENTIN , this was tried last year,gets some side effects,now doctor is not advising this. He refused to favour SOFT COLLAR. What do you suggest for Soft Collar. On the same time he asked for home neck traction- does this is safe to use every time on daily bases. I don’t think that home based traction of neck is advisable, does this is correct? In Canada ,these injections are being given by Radiographer , does this is a appropriate method? Advise that does these injections are safe to have? You can please guide with details. What do you suggest that after injections does there is only surgery option for this.

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You have cervical sponylosis with resultant facet disease and foraminal stenosis at C5-6 and C-7. Facet disease usually results into axial neck pain and forminal stenosis results into nerve compression causing neurological symptoms such as tingling, numbness in upper...

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Dear Doctor,
On the bases of MRI cervical spine done two years of now ,report attached, doctor advised me for -
1.CERVICAL /THORACIC FACET JOINT INJECTION C4-5, C6-7 LEFT AND RIGHT , FINDINGS NOTED ON THE REQUISITION --CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS & FACET DESEASE C4-5 AND C6-7 .
Please clarify for this injection-
a)Does this is safe to have ? does this carry any side effects? For how much
time this is good?
b)In case no betterment in pain seen than what will be further treatments?
Present symptoms-
Pinning,tingling,vibrations and pain around shoulders both,arms. Weakness in arms and legs.
Heavyness in legs,while walking getting weakness, swelling on elbows, ankles, pain is travelling towards head specially to centre of head and front sides both.
Neck is stiff from both sides, feeling difficulty in movements. Always feeling tired and dizzy. Pain is experiencing on lower back also. Stairs climbing and standing from chair is like hard.Bowl movements are also changed like always feeling bowl movements- but happened every time.
Neurologist about one year advised Physiotherapy –which was started about 10 days= 3 seatings were done- physiotherapist given Neck attaraction with hot get treatment and 3-4 exercises for 25-20 times, during first day he used three needles on back side with BIOFREEZE and have given light manipulation only.
He has mentioned that this is a C6-7 Radiculopathy --does this is correct?
He also mentioned distal parasthesia , he has started isometric exercises and range of motion,he asked for to start GEBAPENTIN , this was tried last year,gets some side effects,now doctor is not advising this. He refused to favour SOFT COLLAR. What do you suggest for Soft Collar.
On the same time he asked for home neck traction- does this is safe to use every time on daily bases. I don’t think that home based traction of neck is advisable, does this is correct?
In Canada ,these injections are being given by Radiographer , does this is a appropriate method?
Advise that does these injections are safe to have?
You can please guide with details. What do you suggest that after injections does there is only surgery option for this.

doctor1 MD

Hello.

Thanks for posting your query.

I could not open your MRI report, as it was not supporting my system. However, from your detailed history, I have understood that you have cervical spondylosis with Facet disease.

Facet injection are safe in experienced hand. These injection can be given by...

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I'm having this tingling and numbness feeling with this cool sinsation my arms legs hands and feet and face and sharp pain travel through my navel and my right side neck muscle feels soar and sometimes and sharp pain travels the through my neck it make my ear hurt like I have a ear infection yes I was in an car accident 2 yrs a go and still go to the chiro for adjustments neck and back still hurts went to ear nose and throat specialist didn't see anything

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.

What you are experiencing is called 'Radiculopathy'. It basically suggests entrapment of a nerve root in your cervical spine in its origin or course. It is somehow not so uncommon now in younger population and we like to call it industrial neck pain, since its...

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i am 42 yr old female and healthy. i just had a physical and blood work and everything came out good. ive been having a very dull pain in my left lower back that seems to travel. it sometimes feels like it is going through the front. its more annoying than painful. could it be a nerve? when i get a massage it feels better but seems to come and go.

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hello ,
Your symptoms of dull aching pain in left lower back region ,radiating to front consistent with L)lumbar radiculopathy (Involvement of nerve root which arises from spina lcord) This usually is more common in females with obesity and calcium depletion.This makes bones and ligament softer...

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Hi i am a 45 year old women and I have a pain in my left leg that extends from the outside of my hip into my calf . Despite seeing a physio it has been gradually getting worse over the last 6 to 8 months to the point that I am now limping. I am also getting a strange sensation now in my left arm as well but this has only been happening in the last couple of weeks. The physio I was seeing has now sent m for an MRI scan on my lower back and I am currently waiting for the results. Can you help

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Thanks for the question.Getting a MRI of lower back is ideal step.This can help to plan appropriate treatment.But since you are having left arm symptoms as well you should also get a MRI of neck done.Your symptoms are because of a pinched nerve or lower limb radiculopathy (Sciatica ).
Common...

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Hi, I am a 57 year old female in Sept I had surgery done T12-L4 stenosis and radiculopathy for left side know after wards I am having numbness on right abdomen and numbness and pain right lower back going down to back thigh doctor just put me on Lyrica 75mg once a day. Do you have any idea what could be wrong and do you think another surgery might have to be done

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well surgery wil provide some relief but no surgeon can give a 100% gaurantee

looks like you still have some nerve compression

start on methycobal once daily

meanwhile get an ncv of the affected limb

let me know the report for further advice

best of luck...

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I have moderate right thigh pain that shoots down to my ancles and feet. I first noticed when bending over picking up something and my back made a popping sound..kind of like a cramp and the pain shot straight down right leg. Its to the point where I'm not able to sleep at night and sometimes sleeping on floor helps.Pain is not noticed if I'm moving around..Only when I'm still.

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Hi. This is called radiculopathy and it's due to a nerve compression, most likely in your lumbar spine and perhaps from a bulging or ruptured disk. You need an MRI of the lumbar spine to evaluate that and I would refer you to a physiatrist--a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD...

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I have some random numbness in my left hand and forearm since yesterday. I don t know the cause. I ve had a pinched nerve in my left should for a few weeks that has been causing my pain down my arm toward my elbow but not numbness. I also started my period yesterday and dont know if that could be a factor. therew is also some slight shakiness in my hands

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The question is about my son. 18 yr old athlete. He was lifting weights doing an overhead press. He felt a pop or crack in his neck and some pain. very soon after that he got a Migrane headache. He has got them before when he didn t have good sleep habits. This Migrane seemed stronger than previous ones but he did not throw up. The next day he woke up with a very sore neck and numbness on the left side of his body. The numbness was in the back of his arm and down his leg. We took him to the hospital and he started a bunch of tests. MRI s, Echo, ect. Things they found were. The possibility of two very small dots on the occiptial lobe of the brain which they said could be there and if so could represent a stroke but also could not really be there. They said he has Chiari Type 1 which could be the cause. They don t believe there has been a disection of arteries in the neck according to MRI s. He did not have a PFO. We left the hospital yesterday with a wide range of possibilities from very scary to no big deal. He continues to have numbness in his left arm and leg. Also he hasn t had a stool movement for a couple of days which is atypical. My questions are 1. If its just a pinched nerve then how long would the numbness typically last. 2. from looking at the information on the web is it possible he had a Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine (SHM) and if so how long does the numbness usually last in those cases. 3. Does the Chiari have an effect on the nervous system after an injury. The web seems contradictory in this area. 4. Can a stroke or mini stroke be associated with a minor neck injury. 5. How do we know if the chiari is affecting his nervous system. My son is a college football player and its a big part of his life. So this has the family very concerned.

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I have C5 radiculopathy right side, delayed reation times on my NCV/EMG tests to my extremities, constant numbness in my right pinky and ring finger, arms and legs sometimes go numb, C4-C5 midline disc protrusion, C5-C6 small annular tear along posterior disc margin, C6-C7 small right paracentral disc protrusion partially effaces right ventral subarachnoid space. I am in constant pain, my neck, upper back and right shoulder are the worst. What can I do to stop the pain, it keeps me up at night.

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Back and leg/foot problems; X ray and MRI reviewed by doctors: Seemingly not too severe damage to T 12 / L 1 in spinal column (due to a mild fall onto her left hip) has approximately 75% interfered with apparent brain access to legs and feet. Result continues to be extreme leg weakness, i.e. 75% +/- debilitated walking after 8 months recuperation and carefully followed rehabilitation exercises. Walking is limited to a wheeled walker and for not too far a distance (100 feet +/-). Before this condition walking was normally good. Debilitation has been diagnosed as “pressure on the spinal cord” or “pinched nerve”. Ongoing Physical Complications: 1.     Right leg experiences consistent and complete “drop foot” 2.     Numbness in both feet 3.     Occasional (25% of the time) sharp, debilitating pains in upper and lower portions of both legs 4.     Constant weakness through entire leg area Is there some type of traction system that could help relive this debilitation problem - before any back operation may be attempted? Ruth is my mother in law and beloved matriarch to all in our extended family. She is 90 years old, a competition bridge player, always stayed in good physical condition. Other than this current, grievous, physically debilitation condition Ruth seems capable to continue for years once past this hurdle. She continues to live independently and due to this debilitating condition receives any assistance necessary from family and friends.

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Since yesterday, I have a sharp pain in my right leg at the knee, and above, and the right buttock. It s sharp, stabbing pain in the knee and buttock. Nothing seems to help it (e.g. Ibuprofen , changing position (standing, sitting, laying,...

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I am a 56 year old male, with high blood pressure & cholesterol . I also smoke cigars & am a daily alcohol drinker. Recently I've been experiencing tingling in the smaller toes of my right foot, which worsens the longer I walk on it. The symptoms...

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A week ago, I woke up with pain in my right hip. After a couple of days, I went to a chiropractor. He took xrays and said I had a pinched nerve . He also said that my spine was not as straight as it is supposed to be and that was causing problems...

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