Learn more about sciatica and how to get pain free.
Your nervous system is basically a large electrical circuit that runs throughout your body. Your spinal cord sends messages to all of the electrical nerve impulses between your brain and lower back. From there, individual nerves emerge from your spine and then move to supply sensation and movement to a specific area of your buttock, legs and/or feet.
This is what allows your body to move as well as feel sensations like touch, heat, cold and pain. Anything that gets in the way of this transmission can cause problems.
Many people have found themselves being diagnosed with a "Lumbar Radiculopathy". What this means is that one or more of the nerves emerging from your lower back has become irritated or in some cases it has become pinched.
This often results in pain, numbness or tingling in the part of your leg that is supplied by the irritated nerve. The term "Sciatica" is often used to describe this condition, because the majority of (but not all) "lumbar radiculopathies" involve what is known as the sciatic nerve which supplies the back & outside of your thigh and calf. Symptoms of a lumbar radiculopathy may vary from dimply a dull ache to a constant severe sharp shooting pain. In many cases the symptoms that you experience are likely aggravated by certain positions or movements.
To solve this problem, we will treat the source of your nerve irritation. It is important for you to follow your treatment plan closely and be sure to tell us immediately if you experience any progression of your leg pain, numbness or weakness.