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What Is Radiculopathy? Is It Worth Claiming?

Symptoms and indications of radiculopathy Individuals will experience varying symptoms based on the location of the nerve compression in the spine, as the nerves that branch off from the spinal cord travel to various parts of the body.

Cervical radiculopathy is a type of neck nerve injury. Cervical radiculopathy can occur when a nerve in the neck or upper back is squashed. Several of the symptoms associated with cervical radiculopathy include the following: Unilateral pain refers to pain in the neck, shoulder, upper back, or arm weakness or numbness that occurs mostly on one side.

Thoracic radiculopathy is a disorder that affects the thoracic nerves. When nerves in the mid back are compressed or irritated, a person may experience discomfort in the chest and torso, among other areas. Thoracic radiculopathy is a relatively uncommon ailment that may be misdiagnosed as shingles, heart disease, stomach pain, or gallbladder difficulties. Thoracic radiculopathy is associated with the following symptoms: In the ribcage, sides, or belly, numbness and tingling; searing or shooting pain in the ribs, sides, or abdomen

Lumbar radiculopathy is a condition in which the nerves in the lower back are affected. When a nerve in the lower back is compressed or irritated, a person may experience discomfort in several areas, including the low back, legs, and hip region. Lumbar radiculopathy, or sciatica, is a condition that causes pain and numbness in the low back, hips, buttocks, leg, and foot.

Lumbar radiculopathy is a condition that occurs as a result of a herniated disc in the lower back. It is well established that prolonged periods of sitting or walking increase the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. In some situations, the nerves that control the bowel and bladder may get compressed, resulting in incontinence or a loss of control of the bowel or bladder.

Other nonspecific symptoms of radiculopathy include the following: A sharp pain that originates in the back and travels all the way down to the foot When you sit or cough, you may experience significant pain in the leg and foot, numbness or weakness in the leg and foot, changes in the sensation in the back or leg, and changes in your reflexes. When the neck or head is moved, the agony in the arm or shoulder intensifies to an excruciating level.

In short...if you have a numbness, burning, tingling sensation down your arms, hands, feet, or legs, chances you are have radiculopathy! For the legs, it is worth up to 40% each leg, and the arms are worth up to 50% each arm - DO NOT MISS OUT!

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