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General Information

Radiculitis is a nervous system disease which is characterized by root of spinal nerve disorder. The main symptom of this disease is a back or neck pain in a damage place.


Radiculitis arises being caused by a spinal nerves inflammation.

The main reason for a disease is osteochondrosis which hasn’t been cured in time. Old spine injuries, spinal disc herniation, calcination of cartilages and joints can sometimes provoke a disease. In some cases stressful situations, a metabolic disorder, infectious diseases, a raising of weights can give an impetus to development of a disease.


The main symptom of radiculitis is pain which localization depends on a damage place. Pain can be dull, acute and sharp, periodic or constant, bringing the patient to be exhausted. Also decrease in muscular strength weakness, sleep, tingling and burning is observed.


Radiculitis is subdivided into such types depending on a place of spinal nerves damage:

  • cervical and cervicobrachial;
  • thoracic;
  • lumbar.

thoracic spine


Cervical radiculitis is characterized by root of spinal nerve damage in cervical region of vertebral column. The main symptom of cervical radiculitis is a neck pain which extends on hands muscles. Pain has a sudden character and may develop when head rotation. It is difficult for a patient to find a convenient pose for sleeping, the sharp a neck and hands pain can disturb at night. Pain can be weakened a little, accurately turning or inclining the head. Muscular force in hands up to total loss of sensitivity can weaken considerably.


Thoracic radiculitis is characterized by localization of a disease in thoracic spine. It meets less than lumbar or cervical.

Symptoms of thoracic radiculitis is pain, tingling and thoracic limb sleep, and also muscular force weakness. Osteoarthritis, discal hernia, osteophyte and various spine injuries can be the reasons of disease development.


Lumbar radiculitis is the most widespread form of a disease. The place of localization is a lumbar spine. Sometimes lumbar radiculitis is called an ischialgia.


Let’s speak about the treatment of radiculitis. Radiculitis brings its sufferers discomfort to such extent that they are not able to move besides the treatment is a long-term and undertaking process.

In this case earlier the treatment is applied faster you will receive the result.

medical massageTreatment of radiculitis is a complex and directed not only on decrease in pain, but also on restoration of mobility and normal functioning of vertebras. Drug treatment of radiculitis includes purpose of anti-inflammatory preparations, anesthetics, vitamins of group B, and also the warming means.

At radiculitis physiotherapy exercises, manual therapy and medical massage are recommended. Treatment of radiculitis includes both medicamental, and non-drug methods that allow to reach the maximum effect. To speak about drugs you may check out the website of Canadian Health&Care mall, a drug store providing with an outstanding service and well qualified drugs.


Dr. Douglas Goldberg, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Mineola, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities Nyu Winthrop Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.