Radicular problems is a concern that develops when something fails with the nerve roots in the back bone and Dr. Elganainy sees many folks from the Burton community that are dealing with this. These nerves send messages from your brain to the rest of your body and when they’re injured it can lead to pain, numbness, tingling and other problems. Radicular pain can be hugely disruptive to your life, making it difficult to do even the easiest tasks.
There are quite a few potential causes of radicular pain, that include herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Herniated discs are a regular cause of radicular pain and occur when the soft inner tissue of the disc protrudes out through a fracture in the outer casing. This puts force on the adjacent nerve roots and cause pain. Spinal stenosis is a condition that develops when the spaces within your spine get smaller, which can also lead to pressure on the nerve roots. Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra slips out of place and onto the bone beneath it, which can also create pressure on the nerve roots.
Radicular pain can be caused by trauma like a auto collision or can develop from aging and degeneration. As we age, our discs and spine have reduced flexibility and that can result in nerve issues.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the vertebrae and nervous system. Dr. Elganainy in Burton uses a variety of techniques including adjustments, manipulation and massage to aid reduce issues and build up function. If you have had radicular pain, don’t hesitate to call us at (810) 715-7746 for a consultation.
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