3020 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85716
Radicular problems is an issue that takes place when something fails with the nerve roots in your spine and Dr. Conlee sees many men and women from the Tucson region that 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 discomfort, numbness, tingling and other problems. Radicular pain can be tremendously unmanageable to your life, making it hard to do even the easiest tasks.
There are many possible causes of radicular pain, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Herniated discs are a usual cause of radicular pain and develop when the soft inner tissue of the disc bulges out through a break in the outer casing. This can put force on the close by nerve roots and cause discomfort. Spinal stenosis is a condition that takes place when the spaces within your spine are more slender, 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 below it, which can also make pressure on the nerve roots.
Radicular pain can be caused by an injury like a car accident or can develop from aging and degeneration. As we get older, our discs and vertebrae become less flexible and that can result in nerve discomfort.
Chiropractors are skilled to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the vertebrae and nervous system. Dr. Conlee in Tucson uses a numnber of techniques including adjustments, manipulation and massage to aid decrease pain and build up function. If you have sustained radicular pain, don’t hesitate to call us at (520) 322-6161 for a consultation.
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