Common Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica is known to cause severe pain in the right or left leg. It can be caused by a variety of lower back disorders, which causes compression of one or more of the nerve roots that are located in the lower back.
The pain felt is often described as tingling, numbness, pain and weakness within the legs, or even the arms. Those who feel pain in their neck have a condition known as cervical radiculopathy. But in the case of sciatica, which is related to lower back issues, it’s called lumbar radiculopathy.
Pinpointing the Points of Interest
There are five different points that can be compressed in the lumbar spine area. The sciatic nerve runs from the pelvis through your back, under your bottom and down towards your hip, then into each leg. Your entire nervous system is connected to your nerves, so there aren’t any solitary nerve structures. A bone spur or herniated disc can cause the compression of a nerve, resulting in sciatica pain.
Some common causes include:
- Piriformis syndrome
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Spinal tumors
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
If you’re dealing with this condition, it’s important to seek sciatica treatment in Denver or Lone Tree from Governor’s Park Chiropractic.
Our chiropractor, Dr. Omid Ferdowsian, will be able to map out your pain to determine where the compression is coming from. Knowing this is the all-important first step toward correcting the problem. Seeing a chiropractor will ensure that your pain is eased as you work toward a long-term solution.
To learn more about the high quality care that Governor’s Park Chiropractic provides to patients dealing with sciatica pain, or to schedule an appointment, call the Denver office at (303) 831-1122 or the Lone Tree office at 303-708-8839 today!
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