Cervical radiculopathy is a condition in which the cervical nerve roots are impinged, pinched or irritated. This may be caused by cervical degenerative joint disease, cervical spinal stenosis, cervical herniated disc. It may sometimes be the result of trauma or tumours.
The pain varies in intensity. It may have a dull, sharp or a burning sensation, often presenting with pins and needles or numbness from the neck to shoulder region. The symptoms can be brought on and heightened by movement especially extension (looking up).