Sciatica Nerve Pain

Sciatica – Sciatic Leg Pain

Sciatic Leg Pain, also known as sciatica, is a condition caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve as it exits from your spine.  It can affect one leg or both.

There are two sciatic nerves in your body which come off your lower spine.

They’re the longest and largest nerves in your body, reaching about the diameter of your thumb as they exit the lower back and run all the way down both legs to your feet.

If the sciatic nerves are compressed or pinched in any way, they can cause pain, numbness or weakness in the back, buttocks, knees, legs, calves, feet or toes, and can interfere with sleep, work, enjoyment and overall quality of life.

The most common cause of sciatic nerve pain is a troubled disc in your lower back.

The three most common disc conditions responsible for sciatica are a bulged, herniated or decayed disc in your back.

Of course, there are other causes of leg pain, such as diabetes or circulatory disease, but discs problems leading to sciatica are the leading cause of nerve pain in the legs.

Toothache In Your Leg?

The pain from sciatica can be dull, numbing and tingling, or can throb like a “toothache in your leg.”

It can send sharp spikes of pain down one or both legs and feel much like touching a live electrical wire.  It can hurt more or less when you’re seated, walking, standing bending or lying down; or when you cough, sneeze or lift something.

It can be some of the worst pain imaginable that if the consequences weren’t so bad, some people say they’d like to “cut their leg off.”

What Can Be Done To Help?

If you’ve already tried, rest ice, heat and/or medications with little to improvement, it’s likely that none of these things are going to offer much assistance in the future, and you’re in need of professional help.

Being that the most common cause of sciatica is a disc condition in your lower back, your answer may lie in a treatment that has been shown effective for most sciatic leg pain suffers known as non-surgical Disc Decompression Treatment.

Disc Decompression Treatment is a safe, drugless, non-surgical treatment to help in the relief, management and/or correction of low back pain and sciatic leg pain caused by troubled discs.   Decompression therapy relieves pain by unloading of the pressures of gravitational stress on the vertebral discs that compress discs, and irritate the nerves that cause sciatica.

Disc Decompression Therapy is comfortable, relaxing and even enjoyable, so much so that many patients actually fall asleep during the treatment with their reduced state of pain.  The gentle stretching revolutions reduce nerve pressure and promote fluid exchange, helping to improve healing naturally.

Excellent First Line of Defense

Non-surgical decompression therapy is an excellent first line of defense against sciatica.

Pain medications and muscle relaxants will often reduce the pain but only serve to cover up the underlying cause, often only providing it time to grow worse.  When successful, surgery is considered a true blessing for some, but success percentages of surgery are only about 50%, with many people left with more pain than before the surgery in those cases where surgery fails.

Non-surgical disc decompression therapy offers the highest overall success percentages of any treatment in conservative back care.  With success percentages as high as 88%, condition dependant, non-surgical decompression therapy offers a much higher success percentage than even surgery itself.   It often works even when other forms of treatment haven’t, even for many who have already undergone back surgery and found no relief.

At ChiroCenter, we’ve successfully helped many thousands of people overcome the challenges of sciatic leg pain.  Don’t let a “toothache in your leg” get you down…….

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About the author: Dr. Jack Adrian is a chiropractor with more than 30 years experience in the field of chiropractic.   He is a practicing physician and Director of ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio and has served more than 25,000 individuals in his career.

For help with any additional questions or to set up a complimentary conference to discuss your concerns, feel free to call ChiroCenter in Troy, Ohio at 937-339-5556.

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