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 at Health Balance Medical in our Queens, NY chiropractic office.
Radiating pain can occur for several reasons and can include arthritis, sports injuries, and other accidents. The onset of pain can be sudden or over time such as what happens with our joints.
While it’s normal to become less flexible as you get older and be at a greater risk for radiating pain, the good news is the specialists at Health Balance Medical, Queens, NY, specializes in radiating pain treatment, many of them minimally invasive, that can help reduce this pain.
If your spine is injured, there are a number of things that can affect the nerves:
Injured ligaments and muscles can cause inflammation of the nerve root, which can disrupt the function of the nerve.
If a spinal disc is damaged, it can cause the disc to bulge or herniate, 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 can 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. The trained specialists at Health Balance Medical work with these types of injuries and we have great success helping our patients recover normal function.