Radicular discomfort is an issue that develops when something fails with the nerve roots in your spinal column and Dr. Harrison helps a lot of patients from the Decatur area who are suffering with this. These nerves deliver 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 troublesome to your life, making it an issue to do even the simplest tasks.
There are quite a few likely causes of radicular problems, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Herniated discs are a regular cause of radicular pain and develop when the soft inner tissue of the disc protrudes out through a split in the outer casing. This puts pressure on the neighboring nerve roots and cause discomfort. Spinal stenosis is a condition that happens when the spaces within your back bone narrow, which can also lead to pressure on the nerve roots. Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra moves out of place and onto the bone under it, which can also make pressure on the nerve roots.
Radicular pain can be caused by trauma like a car wreck or can result from aging and degeneration. As we age, our discs and back bone become less flexible and that can result in nerve problems.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the spine and nervous system. Dr. Harrison in Decatur uses a numnber of techniques including adjustments, manipulation and massage to aid reduce discomfort and increase function. If you are suffering from radicular pain, don’t hesitate to call us at (404) 325-2856 for an appointment.
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