Cervical radiculopathy results from compression, irritation, or inflammation of the nerve(s) traveling from the cervical spinal cord through the openings in the bony spine called foramina.
Symptoms of such a condition can result in numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in the upper extremities (shoulders, arm, forearm, and hand).
Causes of this condition can be, a tear in the disc in proximity to the nerve, bony spur(s), or a fracture of the bone in proximity to the nerve. One can also experience such symptoms from or thickening of the bones or the ligaments leading to. Of note, not all degenerative conditions are symptomatic, and in fact, most degenerative conditions are asymptomatic.