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Yes, the radiculopathy can cause the atrophy in the hand, arm, and leg. Any neurologic condition that affects the strength of muscles can cause atrophy over time.There is no need to pursue further testing to evaluate the atrophy.
Yes, therapy can help. Therapy can help to treat the radiculpathy, and as the effect on the nerve decreases, the muscle strength should increase and the reverse the atrophy. Therapy also can guide you on specific strengthening exercises for the affected muscles.
Yes, the myelopathy can be treated with therapy.
Yes, most cases improve in 6 months with conservative treatment.
Te studies have been done on people treated conservatively and date the 6 months from the day of diagnosis.
Yes, radicular pain can be constant.
We already discussed that it can affect both sides.