Radicular Pain After an Accident
Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is triggered by interference or squeezing of the spinal nerves. This causes you to have pain, tingling, or numbness in parts of your body far from the real origin of the problem.
If your spine is damaged during a car wreck, there are a number of things that can affect the nerves.
Damaged ligaments and muscular tissues can cause irritation of the nerve root, which can affect the function of the nerve. If a spinal disk is injured, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, compressing the nerve. And if the spinal joints begin to calcify, it can lead to spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the passage that the spinal nerves pass through.
The key to relieving radicular pain is to locate the precise source of the condition causing the compression and then work to lessen the load on the nerve.
If you've been in a car crash and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Armstrong is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Sacramento, CA heal from these types of injuries.
Call our Sacramento, CA office today at (916) 483-8441 for an appointment or for more advice.