Your body is filled with nerves, but one in particular is known to be particularly associated with pain in your lower back. The sciatic nerve is formed by 5 nerve roots in the lower spine, and it extends all the way down your legs to the soles of your feet. If this nerve is in pain, the condition is referred to as sciatica. Call us today if you’re experiencing a burning, tickly, or prickly sensation in your leg; Dr. Rozenberg can determine if it’s due to sciatica and develop an appropriate treatment plan accordingly.
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What is Sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerves are irritated or compressed by nearby tissue. The most common cause is a bulging or herniated disc that is being pushed out from its normal location. It should be noted that sciatica often results in leg pain; this leads many patients to mistakenly think that the issue originates in the legs themselves. That’s why it’s so important to get in touch with our practice as soon as possible so that we can narrow down the actual source of the discomfort.
Who is at Risk for Sciatica?
One of the biggest risks for sciatica is spending a good deal of your time sitting down. This might include working at your computer, driving, or simply lounging about. However, while people with sedentary lifestyles are more likely to suffer from sciatica, even active people can develop the condition, especially if they participate in an activity that involves twisting their backs or carrying a large amount of weight. Sometimes sciatica will resolve on its own in just a few weeks, but in other cases therapy plans will be required.
How Can Sciatica Be Treated?
Spinal decompression is generally a good way to relieve the pain that’s associated with sciatica. The act of decompressing the discs that are pushing on the nerves, we can stop the pressure along with the pain. Other forms of treatment might be recommended depending on your case, and you might also need to undergo at-home treatments (such as certain stretching exercises). Some sciatica will go away on its own within a few weeks, but you should take the initiative in seeking care if the pain becomes severe.