Radiculopathy pain is caused by narrowing of the nerve root in the spinal column, resulting in a pinched, injured, or damaged nerve. In fact, it is commonly simply called a ‘pinched nerve.’ The three types of radiculopathy from most to least common are Lumbar Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy and Thoracic Radiculopathy. Patients who experiencing radiculopathy symptoms feel sharp shooting pains burning sensations.

Radiculopathy Facts and Risk Factors:

  • Radiculopathy most commonly affects those between 30 – 50 years old.
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy is the most common form of Radiculopathy, and is estimated to be 3-5% of the population.
  • Although men and women are equally affected, men typically start showing symptoms in their 40s, while women do not present with symptoms until their 50s and 60s.

Other risk factors may include

  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive movements
  • Being overweight
  • Improper lifting form
  • A family history of degenerative bone conditions
  • A previous diagnosis of herniated discs, arthritis, spondylosis, scoliosis, or bone spurs

Radiculopathy Symptoms:

Depending on the type of radiculopathy pain you are experiencing, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy and Thoracic Radiculopathy, will determine where you are experiencing pain. You may experience neck pain, back pain, low back pain, chest pain, hip pain and leg pain. Symptoms include:

  • Pain in only one side of the buttock or leg, or buttock pain that radiates down to your extremities causing leg pain
  • Numbness or difficulty moving your leg, foot or toes
  • Pain in the rib, side, or abdomen
  • Decreased motor skills
  • Sharp pain when standing or sitting
  • Tingling or numbness in fingers or hands
  • Loss of sensation
  • Increased pain with movement of neck or head
  • Hypersensitivity of the affected area

Treatment for Radiculopathy:

Great news for radiculopathy pain sufferers – the majority of radiculopathy symptoms can be resolved with conservative treatment. After diagnosing the type of Radiculopathy you are experiencing, Dr. Sobarzo will create a personalized treatment plan which may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative Medicine Injections or Steroid injections

Radiculopathy pain is not a chronic condition, so why wait to start treating it, and get back to living life fully?

Call Sobarzo MD in Katy, Texas for radiculopathy pain treatment and feel confident knowing Dr. Sobarzo is a highly experienced pain medicine physician who wants to make it a past experience for you.
Proudly serving Katy, Texas and West Houston since 1984, Dr. Sobarzo has developed non-surgical, non-invasive protocols for radiculopathy pain treatment with one goal in mind: to help his patients experiencing long-term pain relief so they can enjoy an improved quality of life. His patients no longer rely on medications or failed treatments, instead they experience real solutions for radiculopathy pain.

Radiculopathy Pain Relief in Katy, Tx

Relief for radiculopathy is closer than you think. Call now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sobarzo for a though evaluation of your radiculopathy symptoms and a treatment.

Dr. Sobarzo and team are bilingual and ready to help you live life again, pain-free.

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