Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is triggered by obstruction or squeezing of the spinal nerves. This causes you to have pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body far from the actual source of the problem.
If your spine is injured during an auto collision, there are a number of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscles can cause irritation of the nerve root, which can disrupt the function of the nerve. If a spinal disk is injured, it can cause the disk to bulge or herniate, compressing the nerve. And if the vertebral joints start to calcify, it can result in spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the channel that the spinal nerves pass through.
The secret to treating radicular pain is to isolate the exact source of the condition causing the impingement and then work to reduce the pressure on the nerve.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of radicular pain, Dr. Skon is here to help. We can help identify the underlying source of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Saint Paul, MN heal from these sorts of injuries.
Call our Saint Paul, MN office today at (651) 644-3900 for an appointment or for more advice.