Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is created by interference or pinching of the spinal nerves. This will cause pain, tingling, or numbness in areas of your body far from the actual source of the problem.
If your spine is damaged during a car wreck, there are a number of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscles can cause swelling of the nerve root, which can disturb the performance of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is stressed, it can cause the disk to bulge or herniate, squeezing the nerve. And if the vertebral joints start to calcify, it can lead to spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the channel that the spinal nerves pass through.
The key element to dealing with radicular pain is to identify the exact origin of the condition causing the restriction and then work to reduce the pressure on the nerve.
If you have been in a auto collision and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Bogan is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root cause of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We have helped many patients in Tulsa, OK improve from these sorts of injuries.
Call our Tulsa, OK office today at (918) 832-7880 for an appointment or for more information.