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chiropractor treatment in Dallas, TX.

What is Radiculopathy/Radiculitis?

Radiculopathy is a term used to describe symptoms associated usually with nerve compression that result in change in a decrease in the nerve to function appropriately. Examples would incluse decrease in sensation such as numbness and tingling, change in the ability for a muscle to contract (decrease in strength) and even changes in reflexes. Radiculitis is a term used to describe nerve related pain such a burning, radiation and electrical type pain due to a nerve compression.

Radiating pain that follows the path of the affected nerve, often described as shooting or sharp pain. Numbness or tingling in the area served by the affected nerve. Muscle weakness in the corresponding muscle groups. Altered sensation, such as a feeling of "pins and needles."

How can Chiropractic care be helpful for radicular symptoms?

The treatment for radiculopathy depends on the underlying cause, the severity of symptoms, and the individual patient's condition. Specific spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapies and rehabilitation exercises can help to reduce symptoms.

 

Conservative treatments may include rest, physical therapy, pain medications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. In some cases, epidural steroid injections can provide temporary relief. Surgical intervention may be considered if conservative measures fail to alleviate the symptoms or if there is a structural issue like a severe herniated disc or spinal stenosis that requires correction.

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