Radiculitis, Inflamed Nerves

What is radiculitis?

Radiculitis is used to describe the various neurological symptoms that are felt when a nerve is inflamed, irritated, compressed, or pinched. It is not a technical condition, but can still cause an intense amount of paint and discomfort. Although it’s true that radiculitis can affect literally any nerve that travels out from the spine, it’s primarily seen in the neck or lower back. A typical form of this pain is sciatica, which is radicular pain that runs along the sciatic nerve starting from the lower spine and onto the lower back, buttocks, back of the thigh, and down to the calf and foot.

How to tell if you have radiculitis.

Symptoms of this condition are comparable to those of a painfully pinched nerve. When experiencing radiculitis, symptoms may include tingling, numbness, pain that radiates along the nerve path, and sensations of acute pins and needles. As the condition worsens, loss or reflexes and muscular weakness will start to set in.
Symptoms will inevitably be felt in the legs or arms, depending on where the condition originates. The condition in your lower back will impact your body starting from the buttocks on down, while in the neck area it will generally affect the upper extremities.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, we can help you find relief! Schedule a visit with V. K. Puppala, M.D. in Villa Rica, Georgia, and get on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

What is lumbar radiculitis?

This condition is characterized by nerve root compression in the lower area of the spine (lumbar). A typical form of the condition is sciatic, which for most people can be felt as very acute pain running down the lower half of their body. It’s commonly caused by the compression of nerve roots due to lumbar disc herniation or sometimes from bone spurs located in the lumbar area in the spine.

Which treatment is right for you?

Properly treating the condition involves dealing with the underlying problem that’s causing it. The majority of spinal conditions often start with treatment plans that consist of plenty of rest, stretching and exercising, and anti-inflammatory medication. If the condition has progressed enough, physical therapy may be used as well. Only after every traditional method has been tried should a surgical procedure be considered.

V. K. Puppala, M.D. offers a vast array of treatment options that he is experienced and trained in, and can also perform several advanced treatments that other practices simply can’t offer.

Dr. Puppala serves many patients from the metro Atlanta area at his office in Villa Rica, GA. He is known for treating all his patients with extraordinary respect and compassion and is always concerned about their general health and physical well-being. V. K. Puppala, M.D. treats his patients with a multidisciplinary approach by employing numerous minimally invasive interventional techniques using functional restoration as well as successful medication management. 

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