Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is created by interference or pinching of the spinal nerves. This causes you to have pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body far from the real source of the problem.
If your spine is damaged during a car crash, there are a variety of things that can affect the nerves.
Damaged ligaments and muscular tissues can cause irritation of the nerve root, which can disrupt the performance of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is stressed, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, pinching the nerve. And if the vertebral joints begin to calcify, it can result in spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the passage that the spinal nerves travel through.
The answer to dealing with radicular pain is to identify the exact source of the condition causing the impingement and then work to alleviate the stress on the nerve.
If you have been in a auto collision and have signs of radicular pain, Dr. BenEliyahu is here to help. We can help establish the root source of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Selden, NY improve from these sorts of injuries.
Call our Selden, NY office today at (631) 736-4414 for an appointment or for more information.