Are You Suffering From Sciatica?
Individual nerves arise from your spine and transmit impulses to your lower body, which provide stimulation and movement.
This is what allows you to move as well as feel sensations like touch, heat, cold and pain. Anything that interferes with this transmission can create pain and problems.
This indicates that a single nerve or several nerves emerging from your lower back have become irritated or probably pinched. This often results in the patient suffering from pain, numbness or tingling in the specific area of your leg that is supplied by the irritated nerve.
The term "Sciatica" is often used to describe this condition because most (but not all) "lumbar radiculopathies" cases impact or involve the sciatic nerve which supplies the back & outside of your thigh and calf. The symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy vary, but most people experience a dull ache that progresses to a persistent intense sharp shooting pain. In some cases, you may find that your symptoms are aggravated by certain positions or movements.
It is important for you to follow your treatment plan as closely as you can and to always be sure to tell us right away if you experience any progression of your leg pain, numbness or weakness.