Radicular Pain


Radicular pain is inflammation of spinal nerve roots.

радикулитDifferent types of radicular pain include:

  • Neck radiculitis. Nape pain. Worsens when coughing and turning head. In accompaniment with osteochondrosis dizziness and hearing loss may be present, due to insufficient blood supply
  • Cervical radiculitis. Pains in shoulder, neck and arm. Worsens when coughing, moving hands and turning head
  • Chest radiculitis. Pain wrapping around chest. Worsens during deep breaths and movements.
  • Lower-back radiculitis. Pain in lower back and legs. Worsens when bending and moving. This type of radiculitis is occurs in people with vertical load of spinal cord and in people working in extreme cold.
These forms may be acute and chronic. Neurologist will diagnose your condition.

Causative Factors for Radicular Pain

  • Spinal disk dislocation in chronic spine disorders
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Spinal infections
  • Nerve root pain comes from spinal injuries and swellings
  • Extreme cold
  • Limited movement of spinal cord

Treating Radicular Pain

Treatment is estimated on the basis of reason and stage of disorder. Conservative methods of treatment include: 

  • Pain relievers
  • Bee and snake poison or any other medicines with irritant properties
  • Novocaine blockade
  • Vitamin B
  • Physiotherapy (ultrasound, electrophoresis)
  • Stretching
  • Massage
  • Mud bath
  • Acupuncture
  • Curing exercises
  • Spa procedures

If conservative treatment proves ineffective, surgery may be needed, for example surgery to remove herniated disk.