Radicular issues is a condition that takes place when something goes wrong with the nerve roots in the spine and Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes sees a lot of folks from the State College region who are dealing with this. These nerves send messages from your brain to the rest of your body and when they’re irritated it can lead to pain, numbness, tingling and other problems. Radicular pain can be extremely unmanageable to your life, making it hard to do even the simplest tasks.
There are several probable causes of radicular problems, that include herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Herniated discs are a recurrent cause of radicular pain and happen when the soft inner material of the disc protrudes out through a gap in the outer casing. This puts pressure on the adjacent nerve roots and cause pain. Spinal stenosis is a condition that results 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 gets out of place and onto the bone under it, which can also cause pressure on the nerve roots.
Radicular pain can be caused by trauma like a auto collision or can happen from aging and degeneration. As we age, our discs and vertebrae become less flexible and that can result in nerve pain.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the spine and nervous system. Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes in State College uses a numnber of techniques including adjustments, manipulation and massage to help decrease pain and help function. If you have suffered radicular pain, don’t hesitate to call us at (814) 308-9352 for a consultation.
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