Sciatic nerve pain is a common condition associated with pain in the lower back that radiates into the buttocks and down one or even both legs. The pain can range from a mild ache to a sharp and severe pain. Typically, the further down the leg the pain goes the worse the condition is and in severe cases you may have no low back pain and only lower leg pain. In addition to radiating pain you can also get numbness, tingling, and weakness in your leg or foot. When the pain is below the knee we often times refer to this as a lumbar radiculopathy.
Sciatica is often the result of nerves in the lumbar spine being “pinched” as the result of a disc herniation(hyper) but there can be other causes. Having a proper examination and evaluation by a physician is important. See your doctor immediately if your sciatica causes severe pain and weakness, numbness, and loss of bladder or bowel function.
Sciatica is very treatable condition and the majority of cases do resolve without the need for low back surgery or other invasive procedures. Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. offers many treatments for these conditions that are not only safe and effective, but also less expensive with better long term benefits than potentially dangerous medical procedures such as pain medications, spinal injections, and surgery.
Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. is the smart choice to better health in the Youngstown / Mahoning Valley area. We have the knowledge and experience to help patients recover from most disc problems and sciatica. Contact us to start the healing process in our Boardman, Hubbard or Kinsman offices.