Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is triggered by interference or pinching of the spinal nerves. This creates pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body far from the real origin of the problem.
If your spine is damaged during a motor vehicle accident, there are a number of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscular tissues can cause inflammation of the nerve root, which can disturb the function of the nerve. If a spinal disk is stressed, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, squeezing the nerve. And if the spinal joints begin to calcify, it can result in spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the channel that the spinal nerves travel through.
The answer to addressing radicular pain is to isolate the actual source of the condition causing the restriction and then work to alleviate the load on the nerve.
If you have suffered an auto injury and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Baker is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people affected by auto injury in Middleburg Heights in their recovery.
Call our Middleburg Heights, OH office today at (440) 888-6979 for a consultation or for more information.