Auto Accidents and Radiating Pain
Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is created by interference or squeezing of the spinal nerves. This leads to 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 variety of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscular tissues can cause irritation of the nerve root, which can affect the function of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is damaged, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, compressing the nerve. And if the spinal joints begin to calcify, it can trigger spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the canal that the spinal nerves pass through.
The secret to managing radicular pain is to identify the precise source of the problem causing the impingement and then work to lessen the force on the nerve.
If you have been in a car wreck and have signs of radicular pain, Dr. Russell is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Henderson, NV improve from these types of injuries.
Call our Henderson, NV office today at (702) 990-2225 for a consultation or for more advice.