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Radiculitis

Radiculitis, also referred to as radicular pain, is painful inflammation along a spinal nerve’s pathway due to pressure on the nerves. Pressure related to inflammation on a nerve that causes radicular pain can be caused by several spinal conditions, such as a herniated disc or osteoarthritis. Radiculitis can affect any part of the spine and each type causes different symptoms. Radiculitis can affect the extremities and be accompanied by tingling, numbness and weakness. The following are the types of radiculitis:

 i.        Cervical Radiculitis

This refers to an inflamed nerve in the cervical spine (neck), which consists of seven vertebrae beginning at the base of the skull.

ii.        Thoracic Radiculitis –

This refers to an inflamed nerve in the thoracic spine, which is the upper and mid-back.

iii.        Lumbar Radiculitis –

This refers to an inflamed nerve in the lumbar spine, which is the lower back.

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