Killeen Auto Injury Treatment: Radicular Pain
Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is triggered by interference or pinching of the spinal nerves. This results in pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body far from the actual source of the problem.
If your spine is injured during a auto collision, there are a range of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscles can cause inflammation of the nerve root, which can affect the performance of the nerve. If a spinal disk is stressed, it can cause the disk to bulge or herniate, compressing the nerve. And if the vertebral joints begin to calcify, it can trigger spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the channel that the spinal nerves travel through.
The secret to dealing with radicular pain is to locate the actual origin of the condition causing the impingement and then work to relieve the stress on the nerve.
If you've been in a car crash and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Dorn is here to help. We can help establish the underlying source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people in Killeen, TX heal from these sorts of problems.
Call our Killeen, TX office today at (254) 690-7090 for a consultation or for more advice.