A pinched nerve in your back can result in severe pain that runs from your lower back and down the back of one leg running from the backside down the back of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.
Pain from a pinched nerve may begin suddenly or slowly. Typically, it is characterized by sharp, acute pain that feels a lot like an electric 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 spread 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 sense along the sciatic nerves, the longest nerve group in the body which runs from the lower back and down the back of both legs.
Root causes 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 caused by a variety of factors, including things like a ruptured intervertebral disc, the narrowing of the bony spinal canal (known as spinal stenosis), or, in rare cases, by an infection or tumor.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest in the body, measuring three-quarters of an inch in diameter in adults. It starts in the sacral plexus, the network of nerves situated in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).
The sciatic nerve and its divisions are what allow movement and sensation, 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 spread or radiate to other parts of your body.
Pinched nerve pain may be caused by a bulging or herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or spinal infection, or by damage.
Any one 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 triggers your pain and other signs and symptoms.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Consider seeking treatment from one of our medical experts if you are experiencing recurrent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve. By providing mild, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, our team of spinal disc experts 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 appointment.
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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