A pinched nerve in your back can inflict serious pain that runs from your lower back and down the back 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 suddenly or gradually. Typically, it is characterized by sharp, acute pain that feels a lot like an electrical shock. Moving the leg, back or other part of the body affected by the pinched 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 sensation 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 result from a process which causes pressure or irritation of the nerve roots which make up the sciatic nerve. This pressure might be triggered by a variety of factors, including a ruptured intervertebral spinal disc, the narrowing of the bony spinal canal (named 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 located in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).
The sciatic nerve and its sections 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 paths. This is the reason pinched nerve pain can radiate or spread to other parts of your body.
Pinched nerve pain may be caused by a bulging or herniated disk, degenerative disk disease, piriformis disorder, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or spinal infection, or by injury.
Any one of these ailments can apply pressure to the sciatic nerve or other associated nerve roots located in your lower back. It is this compression, or pinching, that results in your pain and other symptoms.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy and Pinched Nerves.
Consider seeking treatment from one of our medical professionals if you are experiencing persistent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve. By providing light, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, our team of spinal disc practitioners 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 experiencing pain as the result of a pinched nerve or another type of lower back pain. Contact us today for your free appointment. Our practitioners can tell you if gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a good option for treating your pain.
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