Individuals suffering from radiculitis report pain that radiates along a nerve path because of pressure on the nerve root where it connects to the spine. The location and type of pain depends on the area of the spine where the compression occurs. For instance, radiculitis in the cervical spine may cause pain in the neck or radiate down the arm. If located in the thoracic spine, radiculitis may cause pain in the chest area. The most common complaint, however, is in the lower or lumbar area, with pain in the hips, legs, and feet.