Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is triggered by interference or pinching of the spinal nerves. This will cause pain, tingling, or numbness in parts of your body far from the real source of the problem.
If your spine is injured during a car wreck, there are a variety of things that can affect the nerves.
Damaged ligaments and muscular tissues can cause swelling of the nerve root, which can alter the function of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is injured, it can cause the disk to bulge or herniate, pinching the nerve. And if the spinal joints begin to calcify, it can cause spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the canal that the spinal nerves pass through.
The key to treating radicular pain is to locate the exact origin of the problem causing the impingement and then work to eliminate the pressure on the nerve.
If you have been in a car crash and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Hitchcock is here to help. We can help identify the underlying cause of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Athens, GA heal from these types of injuries.
Call our Athens, GA office today at (706) 353-8032 for a consultation or for more information.