A pinched nerve in your back can result in serious pain that runs from your lower back and down the rear of one leg running from the buttocks down the rear of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.
Pain from a pinched nerve may begin suddenly or slowly. Generally, it is characterized by sharp, acute pain that feels a lot like an electric shock. Moving the leg, back or other part of the body affected by the pinch nerve will often increase this pain.
Pain from a pinched nerve may be dispersed uniformly along the leg, but there often 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.
Causes of a Pinched Nerve.
A pinched nerve may arise from a process which causes pressure or irritation of the nerve roots which make up the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, including things like a ruptured intervertebral disk, 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 located in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).
The sciatic nerve and its branches 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 compressed, or “pinched”, it can cause pain along these paths. 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 disk, degenerative disc disease, piriformis disorder, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or spinal infection, or by trauma.
All of these ailments can apply pressure to the sciatic nerve or other related nerve roots located in your lower back. It is this compression, or pinching, that creates your pain and other signs and symptoms.
Gentle, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Consider seeking treatment from one of our medical professionals if you are experiencing recurring lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve. By providing light, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, our team of spinal disc doctors can help relieve the pressure brought on by your slipped disc and provide immediate 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 consultation.
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