Lack of pain relief from nerve decompression- chronic radiculopathy- This is a condition that can occur with a significant compression to a nerve. Normally, compression causes temporary aggravation of the nerve. When the compression is removed, the nerve generally recovers. However, if the nerve is not just stretched but internally damaged (scarred) by the compression, removing the compression will not be enough to allow the nerve to recover and continued pain can be the result.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.