Sciatica / Pinched Nerve / Slipped Disc
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is nerve pain that radiates (runs) along the sciatic nerve. The nerve starts in the lower back and passes through the buttocks, posterior thigh, outside back of the calf and into the foot.
Sciatic nerve pain is often felt at the top of the nerve in the low back, sometimes following the path of the nerve in the leg to the foot, and may occur in either or both legs.
Sciatic pain may occur in only part of the nerve path rather than all of it i.e. pain in lower back and foot but no pain in between.
The pain is a result of irritation of the nerve itself either from direct injury or secondary to pain generated by tissues very close to the nerve.
There are a variety of conditions that can cause Sciatica, so finding a remedy is not always straight forward and getting a chiropractor to provide a full assessment and diagnosis of the cause is an important step to sorting out this problem.
People May Suffer Sciatica Pain Differently
in the lower back and/or buttock and/or hip and/or leg
can be mild, severe, radiating, aching or sharp
can occur following an injury, or for no apparent reason
there may be leg numbness or pins and needles
burning sensation, foot numbness, limping or muscle weakness. The pain may cause the sufferer to stand or walk in a stooped or sideways leaning posture
The pain can be felt in the lower back and/or buttock and/or hip and/or leg/foot. Pain typically affects only one side of the body though may occur on both sides at the same time.
Treating patients with Low Back / Sciatica Pain is a common practice in chiropractic clinics.
Treatment depends on the cause.
Seeing Dr Warren to determine the cause of your episode of Low Back / Sciatica Pain is the first step to sorting out your problem.
Treating patients with Low Back / Sciatic Nerve Pain is a common practice in chiropractic clinics.
Ice pack: Reduces inflammation and dulls the sensation of pain.
Exercise: To maintain or improve joint mobility and muscle tone once sufficient healing has taken place.
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