Symptoms of Radiculopathy and Myelopathy
Symptoms of radiculopathy and myelopathy depend on the location of the pinched spinal nerve or spinal cord compression.
Symptoms of radiculopathy include pain, numbness or weakness in the shoulder, arm, wrist or hand (cervical radiculopathy) or in the buttock, leg or foot (lumbar radiculopathy).
Symptoms of myelopathy may include weakness and difficulty manipulating small objects (myelopathy caused by cervical spine problems) or weakness and numbness while walking (myelopathy caused by lumbar spine problems).
Diagnosis of Radiculopathy and Myelopathy
In order to diagnose radiculopathy or myelopathy your doctor may use:
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- Physical examination
- CT scan
- Nerve conduction studies