Radiating Pain after an Auto Injury
Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is triggered by interference or squeezing 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 damaged during an auto collision, there are a range of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscular tissues can cause irritation of the nerve root, which can disrupt the performance of the nerve. If a spinal disk is damaged, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, squeezing the nerve. And if the vertebral joints begin to calcify, it can lead to spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the canal that the spinal nerves travel through.
The answer to managing radicular pain is to isolate the actual origin of the problem causing the compression and then work to ease the strain on the nerve.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of radicular pain, Dr. Banc is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many patients in Stamford and Westchester County improve from these sorts of problems.
Call our Stamford, CT office today at (203) 323-3002 for a consultation.