Vertebrogenic cervical radiculopathy: modern approaches to diagnosis and treatment


O.S. Levin, A.Yu. Nikitina, A.I. Nebozhin

1) Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia; 2) S.P. Botkin City Clinical Hospital, Moscow, Russia
In terms of frequency, neck pain is second only to two other pain syndromes: headache and low back pain. The cause of cervicalgia is vertebrogenic pathology, especially degenerative-dystrophic changes in the spine. The most intense and persistent pain is characteristic of cervical radiculopathy (CRP), which accounts for 10% of all cervicalgia. The epidemiology of CRP, its etiology and pathogenesis, clinical picture, and diagnosis are presented. The principles of CRP treatment are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the combination therapy of CRP with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and B vitamins.

About the Autors

Corresponding author: Anastasiya Yu. Nikitina, Senior Laboratory Assistant, Department of Neurology with a Course in Reflexology and Manual Therapy, Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education, Moscow, Russia;

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