Patients describe radiating pain as a burning discomfort that spreads outward, until a significant region, such as the neck or the lower back, begins to hurt. Often, this is due to a pinched nerve as a result of disk damage, muscle damage, or bone deposits. Radiating pain, particularly in the neck, can also be accompanied by headaches, numbness, dizziness and stiff muscles, severely restricting mobility.
Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia experience radiating pain. Nerve root compression is another cause– although you may feel pain only where the sensitivity is picked up by the root, and not at the site where the root is being compressed. A herniated disc occurs when the disc protrudes beyond the spine column. When a cervical herniated disc occurs, it can irritate a cervical nerve, resulting in neck pain and subsequent radiating pain down the arm.
Radiating pain can also be indicative of a larger systemic problem such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. These conditions may not respond positively to traditional conservative therapeutic treatment. A new treatment alternative is Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment, an FDA-cleared therapy with no side effects which can offer surprisingly fast pain relief. To learn more about how Calmare minimizes or alleviates chronic pain, click here.
Ready to learn more? Call our office at (201) 933-4440 to talk with one of our doctors about your chronic pain condition. This may very well be the start to ending you pain, once and for all.