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 buttock down the rear of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.
Pain from a pinched nerve may begin abruptly 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 dispersed uniformly 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 feeling along the sciatic nerves, the longest nerve group in the body which runs from the lower back and down the rear of both legs.
Root causes of a Pinched Nerve.
A pinched nerve may result from a process which causes pressure or inflammation of the nerve roots which make up the sciatic nerve. This pressure may be brought on by a variety of factors, including things like a ruptured intervertebral spinal 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 3/4 of an inch in diameter in adults. It starts in the sacral plexus, the web of nerves found in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).
The sciatic nerve and its sections 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 squeezed, 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 disk disease, piriformis disorder, 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 symptoms.
Gentle, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment.
Consider seeking treatment from one of our medical experts if you are experiencing persistent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve. By providing gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, our team of spinal disc experts can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide fast relief to your back pain.
If you or somebody you know is experiencing pain as the result of a pinched nerve or another kind of lower back pain, we can help. Contact us today for your free assessment.
Our medical experts can tell you if gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is a good option for treating your pain.
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