When you have pain along your sciatic nerve, it is called sciatica. This occurs when there is compression, pressure, or irritation to the sciatic nerve and it causes a lot of pain. The pain can be extreme and debilitating. It can reduce your lower quality of life and keep you from doing tasks that you need and want to do. If you have pain anywhere on this nerve, or have numbness or tingling, you may have sciatica. You can get sciatica treatment from a family chiropractor. If you suspect that you are experiencing sciatica and live in or around Wilmington, contact Athena Chiropractic to schedule an appointment with Dr. Feeney.
Sciatic Nerve Issues
The largest nerve in the body is called the sciatic nerve. This is an important nerve that starts at the lower portion of your back and runs down into both legs. When pressure is put on the nerve, it can become extremely painful. The pain may be mild, but it can also become moderate or severe. It generally affects just one side of the body.
There are many symptoms that you may have if you have this condition. The main symptom is pain anywhere from the lower back down through one leg. You may have pain in one area or along the entire nerve. The condition can also cause tingling or numbness anywhere along the nerve. When you have serious sciatica pain, you need to seek back pain treatment from your family chiropractor.
Pressure on the nerve is the main cause of this condition and it can happen from several different causes. Problems with your spine such as a herniated disc, spinal tumor, or bone spur can all irritate the nerve and apply pressure to it. Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spine narrows and it can put extra pressure on the sciatic nerve. A lot of weight gain as well as obesity and pregnancy can cause this pain to begin. Some jobs can result in sciatica if they require workers to bend and twist their backs a lot or carry large things often. Long periods of sitting can also be a cause.
See Our Chiropractor in Wilmington, DE
If you are suffering from the pain of sciatica, you need to seek sciatica treatment as soon as possible. If you're in or near Wilmington, call Athena Chiropractic today at (302) 543-4227 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.