Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is brought on by interference or pinching of the spinal nerves. This creates pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body far from the real source of the problem.
If your spine is injured during a motor vehicle accident, there are a range of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscles can cause irritation of the nerve root, which can alter the function of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is damaged, it can cause the disk to bulge or herniate, pinching the nerve. And if the spinal joints start to calcify, it can cause spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the canal that the spinal nerves pass through.
The answer to eliminating radicular pain is to identify the exact origin of the condition causing the compression and then work to relieve the strain on the nerve.
If you have been in a car wreck and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Palmer is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Depew, NY improve from these types of problems.
Call our Depew, NY office today at (716) 668-2225 for an appointment or for more advice.