Sciatica

Back pain doesn’t discriminate. No sir, it hits anyone and everyone plus it comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, which is kind of scary. People who do suffer the pain associated with the sciatic nerve can usually identify the cause right away.  This involves the shooting pains or tingling down the legs, but our team of health pros here at Huntsville Physical Medicine can provide the relief needed through a number of natural treatment options.

What is Sciatica?

Lumbar Radiculopathy is the technical name and sciatica is caused when a bulging disc pushes out and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and nerve roots, the longest nerve in your body. When this nerve is pinched or squeezed, people experience mild to severe pain depending on the location and how much pressure is being applied to the nerve.

Common causes of sciatica can include a herniated disc, degenerative disc issues, and spinal stenosis. When the bones, discs, or joints of your spine start to degenerate they can create bone spurs which can push into the sciatic nerve as well. This specific condition is what’s known as Spinal stenosis. These causes don’t have to be debilitating and in fact, we can help prevent them and improve them with regular chiropractic care and other non-invasive treatments.

What Are Symptoms Of Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet, making the pain easy to identify. People suffering from sciatica experience symptoms through their lower back, hips, buttocks, legs and, feet that feel like:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Burning sensation
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

This pain radiates everywhere the sciatic nerve travels and can truly cause some serious problems. We want to relieve any pain you may have, so if you feel you may be suffering from sciatica please reach out to our team today!