Radiculitis

Radiculitis is not really a condition but terminology used to describe the neurological symptoms felt as a nerve is pinched, compressed, irritated, or inflamed. Although it is true that radiculitis can affect any nerve traveling out from the spine, it is most commonly seen in the lower back or the neck.

Radiculitis
Radiculitis

How Do I Know if I have Radiculitis?

Symptoms of radiculitis are similar to those of a pinched nerve, including tingling, radiating pain along the nerve path, numbness, sensations of pins and needles. Eventually, muscular weakness and loss of reflexes will begin to set in as the condition progresses. Symptoms will be felt in the arms or legs, depending on where your radiculitis is located. Radiculitis in the neck will affect your upper extremities, while radiculitis in your lower back will affect you from your buttocks and down.

Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from radiculitis? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.

What is the Right Treatment for Me?

Treating radiculitis involves treating the underlying condition causing it. Most spinal conditions usually begin with treatment plans that include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching and exercises. If the condition has progressed far enough, physical therapy may be needed. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.

Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery provides a wide range of treatment options. Our experienced doctors are trained in treating radiculitis and are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.

The real question is: What treatment is best to treat your radiculitis? Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Where Does Radiculitis Occur?

Radiculitis is not as much a condition as it is a terminology used to describe the neurological symptoms felt as a nerve is pinched, compressed, irritated, or inflamed. Although it is true that radiculitis can affect any nerve traveling out from the spine, it is most commonly seen in the lower back or the neck.

How Will a Physician Determine if I Have Radiculitis?

Do you have the following symptoms: a pinched nerve, including tingling, radiating pain along the nerve path, numbness, sensations of pins and needles? You could be suffering from radiculitis. Use our Free Online Treatment Finder to help us determine your condition and get you on the road to recovery.

What Can I do to Prevent Radiculitis?

To prevent radiculitis, focus on avoiding lifestyle choices that can degenerate the spine’s structure. Some examples of this include heavy lifting, poor posture and repetitive activities or motions.

What are the Risk Factors of Radiculitis?

Eventually, muscular weakness and loss of reflexes will begin to set in as the condition progresses. Radiculitis in the neck will affect your upper extremities, while radiculitis in your lower back will affect your lower extremities.