A pinched nerve in your back can inflict extreme pain that runs from your lower back and down the rear of one leg running from the buttock down the rear of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.
Pain from a pinched nerve may begin abruptly or gradually. Usually, it is characterized by sharp, acute pain that feels a lot like an electrical shock. Moving the leg, back or other area of the body affected by the pinched nerve will often intensify this pain.
Pain from a pinched nerve may be distributed evenly along the leg, but there commonly are certain spots where the pain is more intense. This pain is often accompanied by numbness or a tingling sense 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 come from a process which causes pressure or inflammation of the nerve roots which make up the sciatic nerve. This pressure might be brought on by a variety of factors, including a ruptured intervertebral spinal disc, the narrowing of the bony spinal canal (called spinal stenosis), or, in rare cases, by an infection or tumor.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and biggest in the body, measuring 3/4 of an inch in diameter in adults. It starts in the sacral plexus, the system of nerves found in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).
The sciatic nerve and its limbs 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 pressed, or “pinched”, it can cause pain along these pathways. This is the reason pinched nerve pain can radiate or spread to other parts of your body.
Pinched nerve pain may be brought on by a bulging or herniated disc, degenerative disk disease, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or spinal infection, or by damage.
Any of these conditions can apply pressure to the sciatic nerve or other related nerve roots located in your lower back. It is this compression, or pinching, that causes your pain and other signs and symptoms.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment.
If you are experiencing persistent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve, consider seeking treatment from one of our medical practitioners. By providing mild, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, our team of spinal disc experts can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide fast relief to your back pain.
We can help if you or somebody you know is struggling with pain as the result of a pinched nerve or another type of lower back pain. Contact us today for your free consult.
Our medical practitioners can tell you if gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a good option for treating your pain.
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