Sciatica or sciatic neuralgia is a common condition in which one of the spinal nerve roots of the sciatic nerve is compressed resulting in lower back, buttock and leg pain. Sciatic nerve is a large nerve derived from 5 spinal nerve roots: L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3. It runs from the lumbar spine through the buttock down the leg and the foot on the posterior aspect. There is one sciatic nerve on each side of the body. Typically, only one side of the body is affected. A typical sciatica pain is described as a sharp shooting pain in the lower back, down the buttock, thigh and leg on one side of the body. There may also be numbness, burning and tingling sensations. The pain can get.
Worse with sitting, moving, sneezing, or coughing. The patterns of pain depend on which nerve root is compressed, and follow the dermatome distribution. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated spinal disc. The spinal disc is a soft elastic cushion that sits in between the vertebrae of the spine. With age, the discs become rigid and may crack, the gellike center of the disc may protrude out and become a herniation outside the normal boundaries of the disc. Disc herniation presses on the nerve root as it exits the spine. In majority of the cases the condition resolves by itself after a few weeks of rest and conservative treatment. Pain relief, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory.
Drugs and muscle relaxants may be prescribed. Stretching exercises and physical therapy may be recommended. Surgery may be needed if the pain doesn’t go away after 3 months or more of conservative treatments. The herniated disc may be removed in a procedure called discectomy. Or, in another procedure called laminotomy, part of the bone of the vertebrae may be cut to make room for the nerve.
Lower Back Pain Causes 360 6924264 Adams Chiropractic Silverdale WA HD
If you suffer from lower back pain, your injury may steam from three common causes. I’m Kurt Adams i’ve been in practice here in Kitsap County for 28 years. In this tutorial we’re going to explain these causes and offer you a safe effective nondrug treatment option to help rid you of your pain. The first type of condition we see here commonly are strains and sprains. This is usually caused by lifting and twisting, slips and falls and motor vehicle accidents. Ligaments and muscles have been stretched and torn causing vertebrae to become misaligned or hyper mobile. We address these problems with with chiropractic adjustments that help realign the joints and.
Improve spinal function. Leading to decreased pain, inflammation and swelling. Our team of Licensed Massage Therapist also help this kind of condition tremendously by addressing these inflamed soft tissues and ligaments. If you are sedentary or sit at a computer for long periods of time this can often lead to a second type of condition we effectively treat which is Sciatica. This is caused by discs bulging onto a large nerve that runs from your lower back down the back or side of your leg all the way to your feet. Chiropractic helps this tremendously by improving joint function and alignment. Thereby decreasing.
Disc bulging. We also utilize traction and decompression of the disc that offers patients tremendously amounts of relief. And the last but certainly not least is hip and pelvis pain. This is usually caused by un level legs andor pelvis that can cause un do stresses when we walk. This can often lead to hip, knee and even feet pain. We use a specially designed table that will gently and safely correct these pelvic and leg imbalances. In some cases we will prescribe you heel lifts or custom orthotics to help aid your stabilization.
So whether it sprains or strains, sciatic neuralgia caused by bulged discs or hip and pelvic imbalances that effect our stride and the way we walk, chiropractic is often a safe, effective first choice for many of our patients. If you or someone you know are experiencing these problems we would love to help. Call us to schedule and appointment today. When you do, mention this tutorial and you will receive a complementary consultation. This will allow us to determine whether you’re a candidate for care. I hope your found this information helpful. Your lower back pain can be relieved.