Monday, January 13, 2014

What causes radiating pain?

What causes radiating pain?

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. If your spine is injured, there are a number of things that can affect the nerves and cause pain. Injured ligaments and muscles can cause inflammation of the nerve root, which can disrupt the function of the nerve. If a spinal disk is damaged, it can cause the disk to bulge or herniate, pinching the nerve. 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. All this can lead to a number of conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome,...Read More
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