Cervical radiculopathy is also known as a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is a condition when a nerve in the neck is compressed or agitated by the spinal cord. This condition will create pain that can travel down from the neck to the hand where numbness and weakness may be noticed. Pinched nerves can be very painful but can resolve with simple methods of medication and physical therapy for treatment.
For more information visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/cervical-radiculopathy-pinched-nerve/