Radiculopathy is a painful condition resulting from compression or inflammation of spinal nerves. Radiculopathy is also commonly referred to as pinched nerve, refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly (a neuropathy). Radiculopathy can result in radicular pain.
Lumbar radiculopathy is a condition in which the spinal nerves around the lumbar region (lower back) are compressed or pinched leading to pain, numbness or weakness, and tingling sensation.
Cervical radiculopathy is a nerve irritation from the neck causing neck and arm pain that can extend to the hand and fingers. Your arm pain can feel worse than your neck pain. You might also have numbness and/or pins and needles. Sometimes, weakness in the arm or hand muscles can happen. Even though it can be extremely painful, it is rarely associated with serious disease.