Spine Conditions
Radicular Syndrome

Radicular Syndrome

Compression of the nerve roots, usually due to degenerative changes in the spine and disease.

What is Radicular Syndrome?

Radicular syndrome refers to the compression of nerve roots, usually caused by other degenerative spine conditions. It can lead to pain, tingling, numbing and weakness of arms and legs. The nerve roots are branches of the spinal cord that carry signals out to the rest of the body at each level along the spine. Often caused by direct pressure from damaged disc or degenerative conditions in the spine, radicular syndrome results in inflammation of the nerve roots, which are branches of the spinal cord that communicate with the rest of the body.

Our Approach

Condition Symptoms

  • Lingering, aching pain
  • Sharp, burning pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness in arms and legs

If patients are experiencing radicular syndrome without evidence of muscle weakness, several non-surgical treatments are available, including physical therapy and medication. For more serious cases, our doctors may treat the condition with epidural steroid injections. If a patient is suffering from severe muscle weakness and is not responding to non-surgical treatment options, our minimally invasive AccuCision® Spine procedure can relieve pressure on nerve roots and relieve the pain the patient is experiencing.

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