Lizette Borreli is the Senior Editor for The Healthy. Previously, she was an editor at the American Academy of Neurology’s publications, Neurology Today and Brain & Life, and a contributing writer at Newsweek and more. Lizette is a native New Yorker who grew up in Brooklyn. When she’s not writing, editing, and researching all things health, Lizette is probably out looking for the newest coffee shop, doing yoga, hiking, or cheering for her favorite New York sports teams.
Radicular pain, a nerve issue of the spine, is surprisingly common. Good news: This type of pain usually can be managed with home remedies, physical therapy, and stretching and other exercises instead of surgery.