Radiculitis (from lat. radicula – root) – is a disease of the peripheral nervous system that arises as a result of damage, inflammation or pinched spinal nerves. Radiculitis is a widespread disease, this disease affects about 10% of the population over the forty years.
The most common cause of radiculitis is the intervertebral disc herniation. Because of this disc material may come into contact with the rootlets located near the spinal cord, which leads to compression and irritation of the rootlet. In other cases, the rootlet can be influenced by osteophytes, spinal stenosis, foramialnym channel.