Cervical Nerve Root Irritation

Etiology

  • Osteoarthritis, disc or combination; less common fracture, infection, tumor

Symptoms

  • Pain radiates from neck to shoulder and down arm

Physical Exam Findings

  • No evidence intrinsic shoulder pathology on exam
  • + Spurling's -->pain reproduced w/head extended, rotated to affected side, and downward pressure applied to top