Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability. It lasts longer than "normal healing" (several months), and can cause severe problems.
Cervical radiculopathy is a condition caused by the compression and irritation of a spinal nerve root in the neck. It may be caused by the herniation of an intervertebral disc from its normal position in the cervical spine.
Typical symptoms include arm pain, numbness and/or tingling in the arm and/or extending into the hand and fingers.