Cervical Brachialgia

Cervical brachialgia is a term that is not commonly used in the modern medical literature. It alone is not a specific diagnosis but refers to pain in the area of the neck or shoulder that may radiate down the arm. Cervical brachialgia is due to irritation of the nerves of the arm, somewhere between their origin in the cervical spine and their ultimate position in the arm.


The nerves that supply the arm originate in the brain. The nerves supplying the right arm start in the left side of the ...

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