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Cervical Radiculopathy is compression of a nerve root from the spinal cord in the neck region. It includes a combination of pain, pins and needles/numbness, weakness and diminished or absent reflex. It can be debilitating and in some cases permanent. Certain drugs can help and cortisone injections can help temporarily. Surgery can be offered after 6 weeks of non-surgical therapy but can be sooner if there are severe symptoms and signs. Surgery can include keyhole foraminotomy from behind or a disc replacement or fusion from the front.

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Dr Raoul Pope

Neurosurgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon