In a cervical radiculopathy there is pressure on a nerve root in the neck. This can be caused by a hernia or bone overgrowth as a result of normal ageing. Symptoms that can occur include radiating pain in the neck and arm, tingling, decreased sensation and decreased strength. The diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy can often be made on the basis of an interview and examination. The treatment that follows consists of advice, pain relief and mobilization. In addition, there is exercise therapy, with the result that 90% of the people are symptom free in four to six months.