Symptoms of Sciatica Nerve Pain

  • Sharp Electric Shock Pain

  • Tingling

  • Numbness

  • Burning Sensations

  • Legs and feet are weak

  • Muscle Spasms

These types of pain can go from your lower (lumbar) spine to the buttocks and one or both legs. The pain can sometimes be manageable but more often it can be excruciating. Some of these motions can cause the pain to be active: sitting or standing for long periods, jerking motions, i.e., sneezing, laughing, coughing, bending backwards. If you leave this pain untreated you are risking a pinched nerve from a herniated disc, bone spur on the spine or spinal stenosis. Also diabetes can damage the sciatica nerve.

Causes of Sciatica Nerve Pain

  • Age

  • Being obese.

  • Your job – especially if it entails twisting your back, carrying heavy loads, or driving a motor vehicle for long periods of time.

  • Sitting too long or if you have an inactive lifestyle.

  • Diabetes

Sciatica Complications

If left untreated you could possibly cause permanent nerve damage. You need to seek immediate medical attention if you experience: loss of feeling in the affected leg; weakness in the affected leg; loss of bowel or bladder control.

Sciatica Treatment

When you come to Health & Rehab Chiropractic, we will do a comprehensive evaluation of any restrictions you are experiencing and the areas of pain. This evaluation will comprise of assessments of your posture and how forces act on your musculoskeletal system and how the body tissue responds to these forces. We use the latest technology and equipment to help us diagnosis the problem you are experiencing. We are a drug free, non-surgical, hands-on approach office. We rely on the body’s abilities to promote healing.

After the comprehensive evaluation, the doctor will develop a specific treatment plan for you and your needs and goals. The doctor will then sit down with you and explain the results he found and what can be done to help the pain you are experiencing. Treatments will include hands-on manipulation of the spine, possibly traction, and exercises to help you return to all your normal activities. The doctor will also give you a home exercise program specific to your needs so you can stay healthy and improve your rehabilitation. If need be, we will consult your employer and case manager for you.

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