Sciatica is a major cause of lower back pain. It is a type of nerve pain that develops when there is a problem with the sciatic nerve. This condition can make a wide range of tasks more difficult to do, and it can result in severe pain. If you have lower back pain, it could be that you have sciatica and need to see a chiropractor for relief from your pinched nerve. If you have lower back pain or leg pain call Dr. Kelly DC to schedule your appointment for an assessment and treatment that you may need for your condition. We at Wellness Plus Chiropractic are here to help.
What Is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is one of the major nerves of the body, and this is where sciatic pain comes from. The pain felt by patients with sciatica may be lower back pain, or it may be pain that is felt in the hips, buttocks, and/or in one leg. That's the route of the sciatic nerve, and when it is pinched, it can cause pain along any part of that pathway. There are many ways that the pinched nerve can develop. A bone spur along the spine or a herniated disk can both cause a pinched nerve.
If the spine gets narrowed around this nerve so that it gets compressed, also called spinal stenosis, this is another cause of sciatica. Certain tumors in specific areas as well as medical conditions like diabetes can also cause this nerve pain. When you feel sciatic nerve pain, it may be felt on a single side. You may have mild pain, a moderately painful case of sciatica, or your pain may be severe and keep you from doing all that you need to.
If you have pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, the pain may be sciatica. You might develop lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve, or you may have pain in the back of a single leg. Sciatica pain can cause feelings like electric jolts, burning, or an ache. If you sit for a long time or cough or sneeze, this may cause the pain to be more severe. You might also have tingles or numbness on one side where the pain is. Sciatica can also cause muscle weakness in those areas. To get relief from your sciatic nerve pain, see a chiropractor for treatment.
Call Our Chiropractor
If you are in Carrollton, TX, call our office for an appointment for sciatic nerve pain relief. There are treatments available, such as spinal adjustment, spinal decompression and exercise, that can help by relieving the pinched nerve or otherwise treating the underlying cause of your symptoms. We at Wellness Plus Chiropractic are here to help. Call us at (972) 242-3080 for more information.