Radiculopathy is also known as a pinched nerve. The condition may develop in different areas of the spinal cord, i.e., the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions. The symptoms of radiculopathy depend upon the affected spinal region. The most common cause of radiculopathy is the narrowing of the passage of a nerve from the spinal cord to a specific organ. It may be due to the formation of bone spurs, disc herniation, or stenosis."Neuro Surgery"
There are several methods to diagnose cervical radiculopathy. These include physical examination (symptom evaluation), imaging tests (to determine any bone disorder), such as magnetic resonance imaging, x-ray, and computerized tomography scans, and electromyography (to measure electrical impulses in muscles).
Various treatment options for thoracic radiculopathy include medications, such as pain relievers, physical therapy, steroidal injections, and surgical interventions.