Sciatica is a debilitating pain that begins in the lower back and runs or shoots down one or both legs. Sciatica pain will often get worse with long periods of sitting or standing.
One cause of sciatic pain can be due to bulging, degenerative, herniated or ruptured spinal discs.
Spinal disc problems often occur over time and the pain and symptoms then begin from a number of causes, like picking up the newspaper. This can cause a decrease in space for the sciatic nerve, thereby causing inflammation and irritation to the nerve. Coughing, sneezing or other kinds of movement can be painful. When not properly taken care of, the sciatic pain can then extend down one or both of your legs. Even though you feel the pain in your leg, the problem area is often the lower back!
Pills, medications and muscle relaxers won't correct the problem that is causing your sciatica pain. Medications only mask the pain and can allow the problem to progress.
Your first step is a consultation and thorough examination in our office. If we think we can help, we'll tell you. And if we don't think we can help, we'll tell you that too and refer you to someone we think can. Call today.