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Glossary for Radiculopathy

  • Cauda equina syndrome: Is a neurological syndrome which occurs when a vertebral disc protrudes and compresses the spinal cord.
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Disc Disorders: Disorders that affect the discs of the spine
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Granulomatous Angiitis of the Central Nervous System: Inflammation of blood vessels in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The condition tends to recur.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Nervous system dysfunction: Nervous system dysfunction is any abnormality or deficiency in the functioning of the nervous system.
  • Neurological disorders related to AIDS: It usually occurs due to decreased immunity.
  • Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Primary angiitis of the central nervous system: Inflammation of blood vessels that affect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). There are three main types within this category: benign angiitis of the central nervous system (BACNS), granulomatous angiitis of the central nervous system (GACNS) and atypical primary angiitis of the central nervous system (atypical ACNS). Symptoms vary depending on which particular type is involved and which part of the central nervous system is involved.
  • Referred pain: term used to describe the phenomenon of pain perceived at a site adjacent to or at a distance from the site of an injury's origin.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome: A neurological disorder where legs develop and crawling, aching skin sensation which is relived by moving the legs.
  • Type 1 diabetes: Severe insulin-treated diabetes typically occurring in young people.
  • Type 2 diabetes: Most common diabetes in adults, usually progressing slowly, mostly treated without insulin at diagnosis.
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection: A tear that develops in the vertebral artery and tends to result in a stroke. It is the most common cause of stroke in young people. Vertebral artery dissections can be caused by trauma to the neck, manipulation of the spine (chiropractics), high blood pressure or even blowing the nose in some cases.


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