What Causes Pinched Nerves?
A pinched nerve in your back can cause intense pain that runs from your lower back and down the rear of one leg running from the buttocks down the back of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.
Pain from a pinched nerve may start suddenly or gradually. Typically, it is characterized by sharp, acute pain that feels a lot like an electric shock. Moving the leg, back or other part of the body affected by the pinched nerve will often intensify this pain.
Pain from a pinched nerve may be spread uniformly along the leg, but there frequently 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 back 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 brought on by a variety of factors, including a ruptured intervertebral 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 biggest in the body, measuring 3/4 of an inch in diameter in adults. It starts in the sacral plexus, the web of nerves situated 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 compacted, or “pinched”, it can cause pain along these pathways. This is the reason pinched nerve pain can spread or radiate to other parts of your body.
Pinched nerve pain may be triggered by a bulging or herniated disk, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, 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 associated nerve roots located in your lower back. It is this compression, or pinching, that causes your pain and other signs and symptoms.
Gentle, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment.
Consider seeking treatment from one of our medical practitioners if you are experiencing recurrent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve. By providing light, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, our team of spinal disc practitioners can help relieve the pressure brought on by your slipped disc and provide instant 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 examination.
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