Radiculitis Treatment Specialist

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Radiculitis Treatment Specialist Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL
Radiculitis Treatment Specialist Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL

Table of Contents:

What is radiculitis caused by?
What is the best treatment for radiculitis?
What are the symptoms of radiculitis?
How is radiculitis diagnosed?

What is radiculitis caused by?


The discomfort caused by radiculitis, or a pinched nerve, can leave you feeling irritable, unable to sleep, and uneasy. Pinched nerve pain is most commonly experienced in the neck and back. If you have been suffering from a pinched nerve for more than a month, schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss treatment options. A pinched nerve may heal on its own over time, however, if it has been bothering you for longer than a month, schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Pinched nerves are often caused by inflammation of the surrounding tissues. Several things can cause this, including bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons.
Injuries to your spine or a slipped disc are also common causes of pinched nerves. It is even possible for a pinched nerve to develop due to dramatic weight gain and added pressure on the affected area.

There are many factors that can lead to radiculitis, including spinal conditions that place undue pressure on the spinal nerves. Radiculitis can be caused by lifestyle choices that degenerate the spine’s structures, such as heavy lifting, repetitive motions, and poor posture.

What is the best treatment for radiculitis?


An effective treatment plan will help patients find pain relief and prevent nerve damage following diagnosis. Radiculitis treatment is determined by the severity and type of symptoms experienced.

The first step in treating radiculitis is to provide pain relief. However, if another spinal condition is causing the nerve compression, other treatment options should be explored. Physical therapy, medications, and medical procedures are generally used as conservative treatments for radiculitis.

A pinched nerve can be treated in a variety of ways. Rest and applying heat/cold can help decrease inflammation in the area in many cases. Some light exercises that can be done at home can offer pain relief for a pinched nerve including a chin extension, shoulder shrugs, side bends, twists, and the use of a bench press. Your physician may suggest a nonsurgical treatment plan if your pinch nerve is more severe. Chronic pain and discomfort may even require physical therapy, which is usually successful in providing relief. Injections or stimulators may also be recommended by your provider.

What are the symptoms of radiculitis?


No two conditions of radiculitis are experienced in exactly the same way. The symptoms vary in nature and severity based on a number of factors including the origin of the condition, potential underlying issues, and general health. Commonly, however, patients will experience decreased sensation or numbness in an area of the body. Pins and needles and sharp shooting pains are common as is muscle weakness.

How is radiculitis diagnosed?


It is necessary for a doctor to perform a physical examination and medical assessment to diagnose radiculitis. During the medical examination, the doctor will gather information for their diagnosis based on a number of factors such as family and personal medical history and lifestyle, and overall health risk factors. Before discussing treatment options for radiculitis, a doctor will likely request an MRI, as well as additional imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis.

A diagnostic imaging test will help confirm the diagnosis and pinpoint the affected nerves after the initial diagnosis. An x-ray, MRI, or CT scan can provide a clear view of the spinal canal while ruling out other conditions. Nerve function may be tested with an electromyogram (EMG) if there is any indication of nerve damage.

Ramos Center treats a wide range of patients, each of whom requires a specialized treatment technique tailored to their needs. Regardless of your pain level, our experienced professionals will develop a plan that will help you get back on your feet quickly. We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Laurel FL, Memphis FL, Port Charlotte FL, Cortez FL, Palmetto FL, and Dunedin FL.

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Venice

  • 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285
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