Radiating Pain After Auto Injury

Barrie, ON Radicular Pain Treatment

Radicular pain, or radiating pain, is caused by interference or pinching of the spinal nerves. This results in pain, tingling, or numbness in parts of your body far from the actual source of the problem. It's a common problem that we see in our Barrie, ON chiropractic practice, especially in people who may have been in a car crash.

If your spine is injured, there are a number of things that may affect the nerves:

  • Injured ligaments and muscles may cause inflammation of the nerve root, which may disrupt the function of the nerve.
  • If a spinal disk is damaged, it may cause the disk to bulge or become herniated, pinching the nerve. Lumbar disc herniation is a common cause of sciatica resulting in tingling or numbness in the low back and legs.
  • And if the spinal joints begin to calcify, it may cause spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the canal that the spinal nerves pass through.

The key to treating radicular pain is to pinpoint the actual source of the problem causing the impingement and then work to relieve the pressure on the nerve. Barrie Family Chiropractic is trained to work with these types of injuries and we may help our patients recover normal function.

If you've been injured in a crash and you live in Barrie, ON, Barrie Family Chiropractic might be able to help you. Call our office today at (705) 503-2921 to see how we can help.

You can also learn more about the most common symptoms related to auto injuries and learn about the benefits of chiropractic care.