Back or neck pain, especially burning, tingling, or radiating discomfort may be a sign of nerve damage (radiculopathy). At Alliance Spine & Pain, the skilled providers offer highly effective treatments to ease radiculopathy discomfort and restore mobility. Call one of the offices in Austell, Augusta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Marietta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Jasper, Cartersville, Dallas, Suwanee, Covington, Carrollton, Canton, Shady Springs, Douglasville, Peachtree City, or Roswell, Georgia, or use the online booking feature today.
Radiculopathy is pain caused by compression, damage, or inflammation of nerve roots. Such nerve roots travel from your spinal cord to different parts of your body. Radiculopathy can appear in various forms, including:
The good news is that highly effective pain-reducing treatments at Alliance Spine & Pain offer relief from radiculopathy discomfort. Your specialist tailors each treatment to your unique needs.
Symptoms of radiculopathy include:
You may not have any symptoms, at least initially, or symptoms might flare up periodically.
Changes in the tissue surrounding nerve roots, including tendons, spinal vertebrae, and intervertebral discs, can contribute to radiculopathy. Specific causes may include:
Though you can’t always prevent radiculopathy, ways to reduce the risk of developing it include staying physically active, maintaining an ideal body weight, having good posture, and using proper form when lifting heavy objects. Avoid lifting objects that are too heavy.
To diagnose radiculopathy and treat it properly, an Alliance Spine & Pain provider discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam to assess your reflexes and muscle strength and may order nerve tests, X-rays, a CT scan, an MRI, or another imaging procedure.
Alliance Spine & Pain offers an array of treatments to ease radiculopathy discomfort. Your specialist may suggest:
Surgical procedures for reducing nerve pain include widening the area where nerve roots exit your spine or removing, repairing, or replacing damaged spinal discs or vertebrae.
Your provider tailors each treatment to your personalized needs, allowing for effective pain relief and the best quality of life possible.
To ease radiculopathy discomfort, call the Alliance Spine & Pain office nearest you or book an appointment online today.