Radicular Pain after an Accident
Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is created by interference or squeezing of the spinal nerves. This creates pain, tingling, or numbness in parts of your body far from the actual origin of the problem.
If your spine is injured during a motor vehicle accident, 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 disturb the performance of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is damaged, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, pinching the nerve. And if the vertebral joints start to calcify, it can result in spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the passage that the spinal nerves pass through.
The secret to addressing radicular pain is to isolate the exact source of the condition causing the impingement and then work to lessen the strain on the nerve.
If you have been in a car wreck and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Halverson is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying cause of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Brunswick recover from these types of injuries.
Call our Brunswick office today at (912) 262-9735 for a consultation or for more information.