What is the prognosis of cervical radiculopathy?
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Cervical radiculopathy resolves in 68% of patients by 5 years' time. Smoking and a prior history of whiplash are risk factors for persistent pain. (SOR: B, based on a systematic review.) The long-term prognosis is similar in patients receiving either conservative or surgical treatment. (SOR: B, based on a RCT.)
Evidence Based Practice 15(8): 09-10.