Radicular (Radiating) Pain after a Collision
Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is triggered by interference or squeezing of the spinal nerves. This will cause pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body far from the actual origin of the problem.
If your spine is damaged during a motor vehicle accident, there are a range of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscular tissues can cause swelling of the nerve root, which can disturb the function of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is stressed, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, compressing the nerve. And if the vertebral joints begin to calcify, it can trigger spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the passage that the spinal nerves pass through.
The key element to dealing with radicular pain is to pinpoint the exact source of the condition causing the compression and then work to release the pressure on the nerve.
If you've been in a car wreck and have signs of radicular pain, Dr. Calantoni is here to help. We can help establish the root source of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Bridesburg, PA heal from these types of problems.
Call our Bridesburg, PA office today at (215) 743-5330 for an appointment or for more advice.