If you are suffering from nerve pain along your spine, then you may be experiencing radiculitis. This spinal nerve disorder can lead to severe pain and loss of mobility. Learn more about what you can do to protect against and treat pain due to radiculitis. Our chiropractors here at Back to Mind in Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, and Tamarac, FL offer the latest insight into this spinal condition.
What is Radiculitis
Radiculitis is a type of nerve pain also known as radicular pain. The nerve pain is caused by inflammation along the spinal column. This inflammation affects the nerve endings located on and around the spine. When tissue becomes inflamed, it causes undue pressure on the surrounding nerves. This leads to radicular pain and radiculitis.
Common Causes of Radiculitis
There are several reasons why individuals develop radiculitis. One of the causes of radiculitis that we treat is due to a herniated disc. Also known as a bulging disc, a herniated disc along the spine leads to pressure on the spine and surrounding nerves. Other causes of radiculitis include:
Reasons why individuals are likely to develop radiculitis along with these causes vary. Smoking cigarettes, having a poor diet, obesity, and poor posture are all factors related to radiculitis. If you have a family history of the spinal condition, then genetics also increases your risk of developing radicular pain. Reoccurring injuries including repetitive use syndromes and sports injuries also increase your chances of radiculitis.
Types of Radiculitis
There are three main types of radiculitis that you may be suffering from:
Cervical radiculitis affecting the upper spinal column and cervical spinal nerve in the neck and shoulder region
Thoracic radiculitis affecting the mid to upper spinal column and the inflamed nerve of the thoracic spine
Lumbar radiculitis affecting the lower back region including the lumbar nerve
As you can see, the part of the back that is affected will determine what type of radiculitis that you are suffering from. The only way to diagnose whether or not you have radiculitis and radicular pain is through a comprehensive chiropractic consultation.
Symptoms of Radiculitis
The most common symptoms of radiculitis are radiating pain in the affected area. You may also suffer from:
Loss of mobility in the extremities, i.e., arms and legs
You can become unable to sit, stand, or walk for long periods due to radicular pain. In addition, you may experience the pins-and-needles feeling in the affected area.
Chiropractic Care for Radiculitis
The primary mode of treating radiculitis that we prescribe to here at Back to Mind is chiropractic care. By maintaining a properly aligned musculoskeletal system, you are able to improve your overall function. This treatment realigns your spinal column. This ensures there is no undue pressure against the nerve endings located along the spine.
We also use massage therapy to help relax the muscles surrounding the affected nerves. This treatment also aids in reducing inflammation in the tissue along the spinal column. As a result, your herniated disc, bulging disc, or other spinal condition is treated. You benefit from all-natural pain relief without the use of surgery or drugs. This way you can get back to your normal routine while receiving treatment for radiculitis in Coral Springs, FL.
Zero downtime means you can receive chiropractic care on your lunch break or before work without reducing your capabilities. In fact, with routine chiropractic adjustments for radicular pain, you will see an increase in circulation and energy. This can help you improve your performance while getting treatment for your spinal condition.
Physiotherapy and More
Our chiropractic doctor in Hollywood also provides physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is an effective therapy used to treat disease using heat and exercise. We use this treatment in combination with massage therapy and physical therapy for a holistic approach to injury treatment.
Along with physiotherapy, we offer nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, and lifestyle advice. This way you are able to continue treatment for your spinal condition in between chiropractic sessions for a more efficient approach to care.
Our natural, drug-free solution to pain relief allows you to treat your spinal nerve pain or injury safely. We have several convenient locations throughout Florida, including Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, and Tamarac. Make your appointment today by calling Back to Mind Chiropractic at +1(954)-986-4559.