Sciatica pain, the inflammation of the sciatic nerve, is also a common type of back pain often affecting four out of ten people. Back pain can be a real nuisance. It can disrupt your sleep, exercise, and work. In some cases, the back pain could be a result of lack of exercise or inactivity, physiological or stress-related. Oftentimes, back pain causes minor discomfort, but pain can progress and can be crippling. Whether experiencing minor discomfort or intense pain, a chiropractor can offer treatment plans tailored to the pain you’re experiencing.
What Does Sciatica Pain Feel Like?
The sciatic nerve begins at the lower back to the hip and runs down each leg. Sciatica pain is typically a constant burning sensation or shooting pain that starts in the lower back region and runs down the front or back of the leg. Sciatica is often characterized by or all the features below.
Back pain is the first and most expected symptom of sciatica. It feels like a sharp burning sensation that moves from up down to the leg and feet either through the back or front of the thigh. It is always recommended that you seek the opinion of a professional sciatica chiropractor to seek sciatica relief.
This symptom is what makes most people suffering from sciatica seek a doctor. Everybody dreads the thought of being paralyzed which is why numbness brings about a lot of worry and panic, but the good thing is that it is reversible if detected and managed early. The numbness accompanies the pain and affects the back of one leg. Weakness or a tingling feeling may also be present.
Heaviness in One Leg
It’s only on rare occasions that sciatica affects both legs. Often the pain accompanied by the numbness results in a feeling of heaviness on the affected leg. Posture Related Problems At times sciatica may feel worse or the burning sensation may become intense while sitting, trying to stand, bending forward, lying down, twisting the spine, or coughing. These symptoms are often relieved by walking or applying a heat pack on the back pelvic region.
What Causes Sciatica?
Oftentimes, physical strain due to strenuous positions is what causes sciatica, however, it can be caused by a series of pathological events or stress. People whose occupations require them to often bend the spine or frequently raise and lower the arm are at a higher risk of developing sciatica. Sciatica can also be caused by medical conditions which include:
- Herniated lumbar disc
- Muscle spasm
- Lumbar spine stenosis
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
In some rare cases, blood clots and tumors may cause inflammation to the sciatic nerve.
When Should You See a Chiropractor?
Most people suffering from sciatica ignore the pain and only seek help when partial or prolonged numbness hits. However, experts recommend that you seek help with sciatica as soon as you start experiencing lower back pains. Not all symptoms are apparent, which can result in worsening sciatica over time. The following are some hidden symptoms to watch for:
- Bladder and or bladder dysfunction
- Effect on both legs
- Prolonged neurological problems such as numbness or leg weakness
Why Choose Premier Injury Clinic for Chiropractic Care?
Whether an accident, trauma, physiological changes, or stress are causing your pain, you should seek help from a certified and renowned injury clinic. Premier Injury Clinics is a popular sciatica treatment center located in Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, Farmers Branch, Desoto, and Mesquite. We offer a range of services which include sciatic relief by adjustment, active exercise, and sciatic management through passive modalities such as:
- Cold and hot therapy
- Electronic Muscle Stimulator
Benefits of Choosing Premier Injury Clinics of DFW
Pain Medicine Specialists
Sciatic pain should not get the better of you. We have independent pain medicine specialists in each of our clinics with vast experience and skills to know what medication is best to relieve the pain you are experiencing.
At Premier Injury Clinics, we believe that medication is a supplementary form of treatment and management for sciatica, but it is not the main and most effective method. We offer rehabilitative exercise to our clients as a form of new and improved help with sciatica.
We understand that movement while suffering sciatica could be a problem, which is why we offer free transportation to our clients as they seek treatment.
If you are suffering from sciatica from an accident or trauma because of someone else’s negligence, we believe that you should get justice. We offer attorney referrals to clients willing to seek compensation for the discomfort and inconvenience caused.
Spanish Speaking Staff
Language should not be a barrier for you to get treatment. For this reason, we employ Spanish-speaking staff to cater to the needs of Spanish-speaking clients who are not conversant with English. There is no reason why you should remain in pain from sciatica. Call us today or book an appointment online to get reliable sciatica treatment and management from any of our clinics.