Radiculopathy occurs when a nerve in the spine becomes compressed or irritated. This can be caused by a pinched nerve that does not receive proper blood flow, herniated discs or bone spurs. When radiculopathy develops, the individual may experience symptoms including:

  •  Pain radiating to the shoulders and down the arms to the hands
  •  Pain traveling from the lower back to the thigh, leg and foot
  •  Difficulty controlling the muscles
  •  Tingling, numbness, burning or weakness in the arms and legs.