Radicular Pain

Radicular pain is nerve pain in an arm or leg that is caused by a herniated or bulging disc in your spine.

It can put pressure on a nerve root on one side of the spine, resulting in pain down the limb on that side. For example, if you have a herniated disc in your neck pushing on a nerve on the right side, you may hurt in your right arm.

When pressing on the spinal cord, the herniated disc can cause pain down both limbs.

When you have radicular pain, the correct exercises emphasize spinal stability and mobility.

Avoid extremes like bending too far forward or backward and avoid sitting hunched over or standing for significant amounts of time. You’ll also need to learn how to consistently use effective body mechanics in your daily activities.