April 7, 2022 at 8:06 pm
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“ If the pain is aggravated by head extension (bending the head backwards), the either facet origin or radiculopathy origin is most likely to blame. If flexion increases the pain, the disc is more likely the cause.”
So what’s exactly is difference between radiculopathy (I’m assuming nerve root compression) or the disc being the source of the pain? How could the disc cause pain other than the nerve root compression it causes?