I recently received a preliminary diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy based on a positive Sperling's test while doing PT for neck/shoulder pain. I wasn't too worried about it since I was making good progress with the PT, but last weekend while climbing my favorite 10b I was shocked to find that I couldn't pull the key move, and quickly realized that I had lost more than half of my grip strength in one hand. I'm waiting on MRI results now, but am assuming the worst (arthritis / spondylosis resulting in a compressed nerve root), and trying to understand my options for treatment. Has anyone gone through some form of spinal decompression surgery for cervical radiculopathy? I would love to hear about your experience, especially recovery time, and recover level from the perspective of a climber.