A long sciatic nerve can cause several types of pain in some patients. This pain can happen when this nerve gets pressured, compressed, or irritated. There are varying levels of sciatica pain that may be present in patients. In some people, the pain is severe and can leave them debilitated. It can disrupt your life and leave you unable to do the things you need to do. Sciatica is characterized by pain, tingling, or numbness along the sciatic nerve. You may need chiropractic care to feel better if you have these sensations along this nerve. You can go to a chiropractor for treatment to get some relief from your sciatica. Whether the pain is in your back or anywhere else along the nerve, some treatments can help you. We serve the Shoreview, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, MN, areas.
Problems with the Sciatic Nerve
As your body's longest nerve, the sciatic nerve goes from your lower back and down into both legs. This nerve is essential for sensation in these areas, but extra pressure being put on it can create a lot of pain. On the other hand, the pain may be mild or moderate, so it's harder to do your daily routine.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica can present with any of several symptoms. It's most common for the patient to have pain in an area where the nerve is present such as the lower back, the hips, the buttocks, or one of the legs. It generally only causes pain on one side of the body. It may also cause certain areas to be tingly or numb. If you have a lot of pain, you need chiropractic care to get some relief from it.
What Causes Sciatica?
The general cause is to have too much pressure put on this nerve. If there is a tumor or bone spur on your spine, this can cause that pressure. A herniated disk or spinal stenosis can also cause it. This narrowing of the patient's spine puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. If you gain a lot of weight or are far along in a pregnancy, this can also cause this pressure.
Visit Our Chiropractor
To get treatment for your sciatica, call our office at (651) 484-4000 to make an appointment with the chiropractor. We serve patients in Shoreview, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, MN. We will assist you in any way we can and consider your condition.