Radicular, or radiating pain, is triggered by obstruction or squeezing of the spinal nerves. This leads to pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body that are far from the actual source of the problem.
If your spine is damaged during a car crash, there are a range of things that can affect the nerves.
Damaged ligaments and muscles can cause swelling of the nerve root, which can disturb the performance 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 start to calcify, it can trigger spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the passage that the spinal nerves travel through.
The key to addressing radicular pain is to isolate the actual source of the condition causing the compression and then work to eliminate the load on the nerve.
If you have been in a crash and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Liveriadis is here to help. We can help establish the root source of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Oakleigh, VIC recover from these sorts of problems.
Call our Oakleigh, VIC office today at (03) 9579 2699 for a consultation or for more information.