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Radiculopathy is caused by compression, inflammation and/or injury to a spinal nerve root, typically within the vertebral foramina.

Causes of Radicular Pain, in their order of prevalence, include:

Herniated disc with nerve compression – by far the most common cause of radiculopathy

Foraminal stenosis (narrowing of the hole through which the spinal nerve exits due
to bone spurs or arthritis) – more common in elderly adults


Nerve root injuries (Traction injuries and Whiplash injuries)

Scar tissue from previous spinal surgery that is affecting the nerve root

Herpes Simplex Virus Type I Infection 

If you are experiencing radiating pain, call 334-514-7600 and get it looked at.