Radicular issues is a condition that occurs when something goes wrong with the nerve roots in the back bone and Dr. Conlee sees quite a few people from the Tucson area who 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 discomfort, numbness, tingling and other problems. Radicular pain can be hugely troublesome to your life, making it hard to do even the simplest tasks.
There are many possible causes of radicular discomfort, that include herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Herniated discs are a recurrent cause of radicular pain and develop when the soft inner tissue of the disc bulges out through a fracture in the outer casing. This puts force on the neighboring nerve roots and cause problems. Spinal stenosis is a condition that takes place when the spaces within your vertebrae become tapered, 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 create pressure on the nerve roots.
Radicular pain can be caused by an injury like an auto injury or can happen from aging and degeneration. As we age, our discs and spine become less flexible and that can result in nerve issues.
Chiropractors are skilled to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the spinal column and nervous system. Dr. Conlee in Tucson uses a variety of techniques including adjustments, manipulation and massage to aid lessen pain and improve function. If you are suffering from radicular pain, don’t hesitate to contact our office at (520) 322-6161 for a consultation.
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