Sciatica Nerve Pain
Sciatica is simply a pain that runs from the lower back down the leg, often into the foot and toes. It is caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve brought about by a compression.
Some people dealing with sciatica can experience a burning, tickling or prickly sensation, typically on one side of the body. The type and amount of pain a person experiences depends upon the site of the nerve compression.
In many cases the pain may be very mild, while in others it could be devastating and intense. Most people will recover from an episode of sciatica within a few weeks, the pain can sometime worsen over time or persist for much longer. It all hinges on the underlying root cause.
Sciatica and also Nerve Destruction.
It is unusual, however in some instances sciatica can result in irreversible nerve damage. The irritation of the nerve that induces the sciatica pain usually is reversible.
Symptoms of a more critical medical complication include bladder or bowl incontinence, growing weakness, or the loss of sensation in the leg.
Specifically Where the Sciatic Nerve is Situated
Sciatic nerves are the longest in the body. They extend from the lower back all the way down to the toes.
Sciatic nerves exit the spine between two vertebrae in the lower back and travel behind the hip joint down the buttock and along the back of each leg into the feet.
Sciatica is brought on by the irritation of one or both of these nerves. Typically, a herniated disc places pressure on the sciatic nerve root.
Frequently, people suffering from sciatica have leg pain, which makes them wrongly think that the sciatica is due to some sort of problem within the leg.
Other causes of sciatica can include spinal tumors, trauma, spinal stenosis, or injury.
Anyone Can Have Sciatica.
Most people believe that sciatica is something that only effects people who have a sedentary lifestyle. And while it’s true that sedentary people are more susceptible to get sciatica, it actually can affect active people also, particularly if they take part in activities that involve twisting the back or carrying heavy weights routinely.
For the most part, sciatica will resolve on its own within a few weeks. Treatment options include exercise, physical therapy. For some patients, however, the pain can last much longer, so individualized treatment plans are advised.
Sciatica Treatment Options.
Another more natural sciatica therapy option is gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. By gradually decompressing the involved spinal disks pressure on the sciatic nerve can be relieved and the pain from sciatica can disappear.
Contact us today for your free consultation if you or somebody you know is struggling with sciatica. Our medical practitioners can tell you if , non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is a good option for treating your sciatica and other pain and spinal issues.
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