Radiating Pain After Whiplash Injuries
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 car wreck, there are a range of things that can affect the nerves.
Damaged ligaments and muscles can cause swelling of the nerve root, which can disrupt the function of the nerve. If a vertebral disk is injured, it can cause the disk to protrude or herniate, compressing the nerve. And if the spinal joints start to calcify, it can result in spinal stenosis, or a constricting of the channel that the spinal nerves pass through.
The key to managing radicular pain is to identify the precise source of the condition causing the impingement and then work to lessen the load on the nerve.
If you've been in a car crash and have signs of radicular pain, Dr. David Ray is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root cause of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many patients in Grants Pass recover from these types of problems.
Call our Grants Pass office today at (541) 955-7246 for an appointment or for more advice.