What is radiculopathy? What are the symptoms of radiculopathy?
Radiculopathy is a term that means there is a pinched nerve in the spine. Depending on where the nerve is being pinched, patients may experience pain or numbness radiating from the neck down one of the arms or from the low back down one of the legs. If the nerve is being pinched badly enough, the patient may also experience weakness of the affected limb.
- Neck pinched nerve: Pain or numbness radiating down one arm.
- Low back pinched nerve: Pain or numbness radiating down one leg.
- Severe pinching can cause weakness in the affected limb.