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What Is Cervical Radiculopathy? Radiculopathy refers to a spinal nerve that’s been pinched or impinged. There are three kinds of radiculopathy: Cervical radiculopathy Thoracic radiculopathy Lumbar radiculopathy The only difference between them is the spine area where the affected nerve is: your neck, mid-back, or lower back. Your cervical spine — the top of your spine that extends above your shoulders — is the most flexible part of your whole spine. It allows you to turn your head side to side, up and down, and any combination in between. Read more: https://www.nu-spine.com/neck-cervical/cervical-radiculopathy-treatment/ Contact the practice today to schedule your appointment. Tel.: (732) 640-8203
What Is Cervical Stenosis? Cervical spinal stenosis is a medical condition that narrows in the spinal canal in your neck. When this happens, the canal squeezes and compresses your spinal cord, which can have disastrous consequences. It causes debilitating pain, stiffness, numbness, or weakness in your neck and arms. If you have lumbar stenosis, in contrast, you likely feel the effects in your lower back, buttocks and legs. Cervical stenosis differs from other spinal maladies because the damage is within your spinal canal. Most other cervical spine issues involve damage or degradation outside the spinal column. These conditions normally affect root nerves as they exit the spinal column. For example: Cervical radiculopathy, which is a compressed nerve Cervical myelopathy, a compression injury Cervical kyphosis, which causes a hunchback deformity Read more: https://www.nu-spine.com/neck-cervical/cervical-stenosis-surgery-treatment/
What Is Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease? Lumbar degenerative disc disease is a chronic condition that results from osteoarthritis on your spine. It appears in the vertebral and intervertebral discs of the lower spine, otherwise known as the lumbar spine. As you age, these discs naturally dry out. Eventually, osteoarthritis develops, forming bone spurs on the vertebrae. The combination delivers chronic pain that needs medical attention. Although similar to lumbar degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease is confined to the disc rather than the entire joint. While the condition can develop without symptoms, most people begin to notice pain or stiffness in their lower back after sitting for long periods of time or following strenuous activity. Read more:https://www.nu-spine.com/lower-back-lumbar-sacrum/lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease/ Contact the practice today to schedule your appointment. Tel.: (732) 640-8203