What Is Nerve Root Pain in Vacaville, CA

What Is Nerve Root Pain in Vacaville

Chiropractic Vacaville CA What is nerve root pain

Nerve root pain is a set of nerves that have been compressed or damaged in the spine. Nerves are responsible for carrying information that helps control body movements and sensations to the brain. When one of the nerves in the spine gets damaged, there will be pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and increased sensitivity. The pain can come from multiple nerve roots. If it comes from a single nerve root, then it's referred to as radicular pain. Vacaville chiropractors can help figure out if you have nerve root pain and which type it is.

Types of nerve root pain:

  • Brachial Neuralgia - This one originates in the nerves of the neck, which causes pain in the arm and can travel all the way to the hands and fingers.
  • Lumbar Nerve Pain (Sciatica) - This is a combination of back and leg pain, where it's worse in the leg below the knee area. It is commonly caused by a slipped disk.

Nerve Root Pain Symptoms in Vacaville

The symptoms of nerve root pain include a burning or sharp pain that originates from the back and travels to other parts of the body that are connected to the damaged nerve.

Other symptoms of nerve root pain include:

  • Increased sensitivity
  • Numbness or Tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain in the neck, back, and limbs

Nerve Root Pain Causes

Nerve root pain is caused by damage to the nerve root or in some cases, an underlying condition that caused compression. Some of the common causes of nerve root pain includes:

  • Arthritis
  • Abnormalities (cysts, hematomas, hernias, or tumors)
  • Spondylosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated discs
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Spinal infection or injury
  • Degenerative spinal conditions (spinal stenosis)

Nerve Root Pain Diagnosis

Your health care professional will let you undergo a physical examination and will request your medical history to start diagnosing your nerve root pain. After that, you will be checked for any signs of numbness or loss of feeling, posture, muscle reflexes, and muscle strength.

There are also other diagnostic tests that you can undergo, which includes the following:

  • X-ray - This imaging test will show the alignment of the bones along your neck and see if there are any signs of damage or narrowing in the discs.
  • Spine MRI - This will help determine if there are any soft tissue damage to the discs and ligaments, as well as assessing any spinal cord injury.

Nerve Root Pain Treatment

Medication or physical therapy is the best approach for treating nerve root pain. There are also cases where no treatment is needed since the symptoms can improve over time.

Here at Absolute Family Chiropractic, we recommend a non-invasive treatment called spinal decompression. This is the kind of treatment that can help patients who are suffering from nerve root pain that doesn't require surgery or any harmful approach in treating such symptoms. Through this, patients will experience immediate relief from the pain and will be able to start going back to their normal lives.

To get yourself an appointment for this treatment, you'd better call (707) 474-5688 today and look for Dr. Alex Tam. His chiropractic and holistic center is known for being one of the best in the Solano county so don't hesitate in picking up the phone right now.

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9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Absolute Family Chiropractic
1490 Alamo Drive Suite B
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 474-5688