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Radiculitis

Radiculitis is characterized by painful compression or inflammation of nerve roots in the spinal column. Radiculitis can be lumbosacral, cervical or thoracal. In all cases, it is accompanied with pain, often unilateral, sensitivity loss and weakness in the muscles.

Radiculitis is often a consequence of osteochondrosis and spinal disc herniation, and can be caused by traumas, hypothermia and abrupt lifting of heavy loads.

Forms of radiculitis:

 Depending on the location of the nerve root compression, the forms of radiculitis can be as follows:

  • Cervical radiculitis, characterized by pain in the neck that spreads to the muscles and toes
  • Thoracal radiculitis, most rare, accompanied by pain in the thoracic region
  • Lumbosacral radiculitis is often characterized by irritation of the sciatic nerve, accompanied by low back pain and unilateral pain in the buttocks, thighs and feet.

The Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation provides a complex treatment of both symptoms and causes of radiculitis.

How do we treat radiculitis at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation?

For acute pain, we can help by applying specialized therapeutic blockades. But above all, we focus on the systemic treatment: physiotherapy procedures reduce inflammation and correction by the short lever method helps to restore the natural location of the vertebrae and their mobility.

Only after removal of inflammatory processes, our doctors can prescribe a therapeutic massage which helps to relieve muscle hypertonia, exerting pressure on the nerve roots.

Often the condition is caused by poorly or asymmetrically developed muscles, which lead to the deformation of discs and displacement of vertebrae and, respectively, compression or inflammation of nerve roots. To solve this problem in the course of treatment, we use a unique Finnish-German David method, which allows to develop and strengthen deep muscles of the back.

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