Sciatic Nerve Pain Symptoms in Garden City, MI

Sciatic Nerve Pain Symptoms

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the hip through the buttock all the way down each leg. It has several small branches that control leg muscles and feeling in thighs. Any pain or numbness along this side of the body usually has a diagnosis of sciatica. Gentle chiropractic treatments are a nonsurgical way to treat sciatic nerve pain symptoms.

Sciatic nerve pain causes

Applying a lot of pressure on the sciatic nerve can create pain. The most common cases of sciatic nerve pain are a herniated disc, bulging disc, protruding disc or bone spurs. Buttocks or thigh trauma may cause sciatic nerve pain due to lack of muscle to protect the nerve. A pelvic fracture can also put too much pressure on the sciatic nerve which damages it.

External pressure can happen at the opening of two vertebrae; this can cause the primary source of sciatic nerve pain.

Sciatic nerve pain symptoms

Sitting and standing for prolonged periods leads to numbness and tingling in the leg or foot. Prolonged sitting may worsen the symptoms. As simple as coughing and sneezing can affect sciatic nerve pain.

Lumbar pain in the lower back brought up from the buttocks and down the length of the leg is the main symptom of sciatica. Sciatic nerve pain symptoms may occur anywhere along the nerve and its small branches.

Sciatic nerve pain differs in everyone; mild discomfort may be a dull ache and numbing. Worse symptoms include excruciating pain and burning sensations felt deep in the muscle. An electric shock is another way that some patients describe how sciatic nerve pain feels.

Sciatic Nerve Pain

Chiropractic treatments for sciatic nerve pain

People experience the pain and discomfort in different levels and heal at different paces. Chiropractic professionals find treatments to help each patient heal gently and safely.

Chiropractors lead patients in stretches or deep tissue muscle massages to lessen the pain and heal the muscles and sciatic nerve damage over time.  If sciatic pain is untreated, it may result in permanent nerve damage.

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