We've worked with a lot of auto injury patients over the years in our Fargo clinic, and we see many people with radicular pain. Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is triggered by interference or pinching 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 injured during a motor vehicle accident, there are a range of things that can affect the nerves.
Injured ligaments and muscles can cause inflammation of the nerve root, which can alter the function of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is weakened, it can cause the disk to bulge or herniate, compressing the nerve. And if the vertebral joints start to calcify, it can cause spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the passage that the spinal nerves travel through.
The secret to addressing radicular pain is to pinpoint the precise source of the condition causing the compression and then work to release the strain on the nerve.
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident and have symptoms of radicular pain, Dr. Pozarnsky is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root source of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many patients in Fargo, ND heal from these sorts of injuries.
Call our Fargo, ND office today at (701) 893-7878 for an appointment or for more advice.