A pinched nerve in your back can trigger severe pain that runs from your lower back and down the back of one leg running from the buttock down the back of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.
Pain from a pinched nerve may start abruptly or gradually over time. Usually, it is characterized by sharp, shooting pain that feels a lot like an electrical shock. Moving the leg, back or other area of the body affected by the pinch nerve will often intensify this pain.
Pain from a pinched nerve may be distributed evenly along the leg, but there usually are certain spots where the pain is more intense. This pain is often followed 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.
Reasons for 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 (referred to as spinal stenosis), or, in rare cases, by an infection or tumor.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and biggest in the body, measuring three-quarters 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 limbs 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 paths. This is the reason pinched nerve pain can radiate or spread to other parts of your body.
Pinched nerve pain may be triggered by a bulging or herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, piriformis disorder, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or spinal infection, or by trauma.
Any 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 creates your pain and other signs and symptoms.
Gentle, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment and Pinched Nerves.
Consider seeking treatment from one of our medical experts if you are experiencing persistent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve. By providing mild, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, our team of spinal disc doctors can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide quick relief to your back pain.
We can help if you or somebody you know is suffering from pain as the result of a pinched nerve or another type of lower back pain. Contact us today for your free appointment.
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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