Common symptoms of cervical radiculopathies

Common symptoms of cervical radiculopathies

What are the common signs and symptoms of cervical radiculopathies? 

Cervical radiculopathies usually involve the lower cervical roots (C6, C7, C8).

Patients typically complain of pain in the back of the neck, frequently with radiation to the arm in a dermatomal distribution.

Paresthesias are often present in one or two digits.

Absent biceps, brachioradialis, or triceps reflexes suggest lesions of C5, C6, and C7, respectively, and these muscles also may lose strength.


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