Jason C. Eck, DO, MS
Dr. Eck received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Catholic University of America in Biomedical Engineering, followed by a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University. Following this he worked as a research engineer conducting spine biomechanics research. He then attended medical school at University of Health Sciences. He is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Radiculopathy facts
- What is radiculopathy?
- What are the risk factors for radiculopathy?
- What are the causes of radiculopathy?
- What are the symptoms of radiculopathy?
- How is radiculopathy diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for radiculopathy?
- Can radiculopathy be prevented?
- What is the outlook for radiculopathy?
- Find a local Neurologist in your town
What is the outlook for radiculopathy?
The outlook for radiculopathy is good. The majority of patients respond well to conservative treatment options. Those patients that need surgical procedures typically obtain good results as well with no long-term restrictions.
- Radiculopathy is caused by compression or irritation of a nerve as it exits the spinal column.
- Symptoms of radiculopathy include pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs.
- Most patients with radiculopathy respond well to conservative treatment including medications, physical therapy, or chiropractic treatment.
- Often radiculopathy can resolve within 6 weeks to 3 months.
"Malanga, Gerard A., et al. "Lumbosacral Radiculopathy." Medscape. 22 Aug. 2012.
Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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