n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Brachialgia : cervical radiculopathy and differential diagnosis
|Article Title||Brachialgia : cervical radiculopathy and differential diagnosis|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Sep 2011|
|Pages||359 - 362|
Brachialgia or upper limb pain can be due to pathologies of the joints, soft tissue and to referred pain from nerve compression. Thus the primary care physician has to entertain a wide differential when a patient presents with such a complaint. A careful history and examination is required to differentiate between the possible causes of the pain. Although appropriate special investigations may be required, they often cause confusion due to frequent co-existence of degenerative conditions, which may in fact be asymptomatic.
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