Do you have a labor-intensive job? You might be at a higher risk of developing radiculopathy. Read more here in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.
Patients who work in physically demanding environments or patients who play contact sports have a higher risk of developing radiculopathy. This is because excessive or strenuous movement of the spine can result in compression of the spinal cord and nerves. Patients who also have a family history or who have other spinal disorders are prone to developing radiculopathy.