International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Jesús Guillermo Gañan-Vesga

Jesús Guillermo Gañan-Vesga
Department of Research, Hospital San Rafael of Tunja,
Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas Ambientales, Colombia

  • Mini Review
    Cervical Radiculopathy: Focused on Primary Care
    Author(s): Jesús Guillermo Gañan-VesgaJesús Guillermo Gañan-Vesga

    Background: Cervical radiculopathy is an entity which frequently presents with upper extremity pain associated with neurologic symptoms caused by compression of nerve roots. Purpose: This piece was made in order to understand better how this entity is produced and therefore how its symptoms develop. Method: The ScienceDirect and ClinicalKey database were searched looking for articles which were selected and reviewed separately by both authors. Results: Cervical radiculopathy has an increasing incidence, more common in man than in women. The most common symptom that makes patient to consult is movement impairment of the upper limb, followed but paresthesia, among others. Degenerative changes associated to a proinflammatory cascade are the mechanism by which it develops that leads to the na.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000384

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