Cervical Radiculopathy can be a frustrating syndrome of symptoms that may not even include significant neck or cervical pain. Specifically, cervical radiculopathy causes irritation, damage, or compression of the nerve root in the cervical region of the spine. At each level of the spine, a spinal nerve exits. The region of the nerve right after it exits the spinal cord is known as a nerve root. Because a nerve root is surrounded by the structures of the spine, there are problems with these vertebral structures that cause irritation or compression of the nerve that results in cervical radiculopathy.