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Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain

woman on fancy couch with back painIf you have pain that starts in your back, goes into your butt, down your leg, and into your feet and or toes. There is a good chance that this is sciatic nerve pain, aka Sciatica.

The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body. It comes from the lower part of the back and goes down the legs and then branches out into your toes.

When this nerve is pinched the pain can be described as tingling, numb, and variation of pain sometimes to the point that a person can not walk, sit, or bend.

Some Ways You May Experience Sciatic Pain

  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock / Gluteal pain
  • Numbness in your legs or feet
  • A tingling sensation running down your leg and/or into your toes
  • Numbness or pain in your big toe
  • A “Pins and Needles” sensation in your leg
  • Weakness in your muscles surround your hips
  • Difficulty moving, sitting, walking, bending

What causes sciatica: Trauma, car accidents, pregnancy, lifting something too heavy, disc injuries, disc bulges, sport injuries, repetitive stress, picking up something up off of the floor, all of these things can lead to sciatica. Sciatic nerve pressure can also be from spinal misalignment aka Subluxation. There is a subluxation or misalignment of the bones in your low back that are out of position, this can put pinching and pressure on the sciatic nerve, leading to sciatica.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica

Sciatica can be addressed by addressing the cause. Where is there misalignment of your spine that is pinching the sciatic nerve in your body causing sciatic pain. Under chiropractic care, you will be taken through a history to determine the cause of your sciatic pain, but more importantly how to fix it.

Dr. Brenda is a trained Edina doctor to analyze the spine for spinal misalignment that can cause sciatica and to adjust the spine or individual bone to take pressure off of the sciatic nerve. If you are experiencing sciatica or sciatic nerve pain, give Dr. Brenda, Edina chiropractor a call today at 612-554-1290 to learn more.

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