Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is created by interference or squeezing of the spinal nerves. This results in pain, tingling, or numbness in parts of your body far from the real origin of the problem.
If your spine is damaged during a auto collision, there are a number of things that can affect the nerves.
Damaged ligaments and muscles can cause irritation of the nerve root, which can disturb the performance of the nerve. If a spinal disk is stressed, it can cause the disk to bulge or herniate, squeezing the nerve. And if the vertebral joints begin to calcify, it can trigger spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the passage that the spinal nerves pass through.
The secret to dealing with radicular pain is to isolate the actual source of the problem causing the impingement and then work to eliminate the pressure on the nerve.
If you've been in a crash and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Kauffman is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We have helped many patients in Loveland, OH recover from these sorts of injuries.
Call our Loveland, OH office today at (513) 444-4529 for a consultation or for more information.