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A pinched nerve in your back can inflict intense pain that runs from your lower back and down the rear of one leg running from the buttocks down the back of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.
Pain from a pinched nerve may start abruptly or slowly. Typically, it is characterized by sharp, shooting pain that feels a lot like an electrical shock. Moving the leg, back or other part of the body affected by the pinched nerve will often increase this pain.
Pain from a pinched nerve may be distributed evenly along the leg, but there usually are certain spots where the pain is more intense. This pain is often accompanied by numbness or a tingling feeling along the sciatic nerves, the longest nerve group in the body which runs from the lower back and down the rear of both legs.
Sources of a Pinched Nerve.
A pinched nerve may arise from a process which causes pressure or inflammation of the nerve roots which make up the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be triggered by a variety of factors, including a ruptured intervertebral disk, the narrowing of the bony spinal canal (named spinal stenosis), or, in rare cases, by an infection or tumor.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest in the body, measuring 3/4 of an inch in diameter in adults. It starts in the sacral plexus, the system of nerves located in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).
The sciatic nerve and its divisions are what allow movement and feeling, or motor and sensory functions. in the thigh, knee, calf, ankle, foot and toes.
If your sciatic nerve is compacted, or “pinched”, it can cause pain along these paths. This is the reason pinched nerve pain can spread or radiate to other parts of your body.
Pinched nerve pain may be caused by a bulging or herniated disk, degenerative disc disease, piriformis disorder, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or spinal infection, or by injury.
Any of these disorders can apply pressure to the sciatic nerve or other associated nerve roots located in your lower back. It is this compression, or pinching, that creates your pain and other symptoms.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy and Pinched Nerves.
Consider seeking treatment from one of our medical practitioners if you are experiencing frequent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve. By providing light, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, our team of spinal disc practitioners can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide fast relief to your back pain.
If you or somebody you know is dealing with pain as the result of a pinched nerve or another type of lower back pain, we can help. Contact us today for your free examination.
Our medical professionals can tell you if gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is a good option for treating your pain.
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