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
- 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?
- Radiculopathy At A Glance
- 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 At A Glance
- 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.
- Often radiculopathy can resolve within six weeks to three months.
Reference: Last AR, Hulbert K. "Chronic low back pain: evaluation and management." Am Fam Physician. 2009 Jun 15;79(12):1067-74.
Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2009 2:49:31 PM
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