Radicular pain, or radiculitis, is pain “radiated” along the dermatome (sensory distribution) of a nerve due to inflammation or other irritation of the nerve root (radiculopathy) at its connection to the spinal column. A common form of radiculitis is sciatica – radicular pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve from the lower spine to the lower back, gluteal muscles, back of the upper thigh, calf, and foot as often secondary to nerve root irritation from a spinal disc herniation or from osteophytes in the lumbar region of the spine.

If the intervertebral disc exerts pressure on the dural sleeve of the spinal nerve root, radicular pain is experienced along the course of the nerve root.

see Cervical radicular pain

Lumbar radicular pain

Chronic neuropathic pain

radicular pain that persists for longer than 3 months is considered chronic pain

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