Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is brought on by interference or squeezing of the spinal nerves. This will cause pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body far from the real source of the problem.
If your spine is damaged during a auto collision, there are a number of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscles can cause inflammation of the nerve root, which can disturb the performance of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is weakened, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, compressing the nerve. And if the spinal joints begin to calcify, it can lead to spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the canal that the spinal nerves travel through.
The answer to treating radicular pain is to locate the actual source of the condition causing the restriction and then work to relieve the load on the nerve.
If you've been in a auto collision and have signs of radicular pain, Dr. Messerschmidt is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Juneau, AK improve from these types of problems.
To see how we can help you, give our office a call today at (907) 789-1344.