Sciatica can manifest as a result of a few disorders associated with the lumbar spine. When one or more if the nerve roots in the lumbar region of the back are compressed sciatica occurs. Here at Peterson Chiropractic, our team of professionals is dedicated to finding the source of our patient’s sciatic nerve pain to ensure we provide them the help they need. People often experience symptoms of sciatica without recognizing what they are. Here are the five most common symptoms of sciatica.
Sciatic Nerve Pain
Pain that begins in the lumbar spine and extends through the hip to the buttocks, and extends down one leg is defined as sciatic nerve pain. It can present as a bolt of pain when people sneeze or cough. Some people describe sciatic nerve pain as dull and aching.
Numbness In The Leg
Numbness in the leg of the side of the body sciatic pain is on is a constant companion of sciatic nerve pain. Numbness is more likely to occur when people have bone spurs or discs that compress the sciatic nerve. It is possible for a person to have numbness in one leg and pain in the other.
Tingling In The Foot
It is common for people who have sciatica to complain about having a tingling sensation in the affected foot. Some people like the sensation similar to what they feel when an arm, hand or foot falls asleep. Sciatic nerve pain differs because the feeling does not go away.
Inflammation and swelling generally accompany other symptoms of sciatica. In many instances, swelling and inflammation are the main contributors to the pain people feel.
People often experience muscle weakness when they are dealing with other symptoms related to sciatica. This can cause people to fall into a sedentary lifestyle because their muscle weakness poses mobility problems.
Don’t Put Off Seeing A Doctor, Contact Peterson Chiropractic Today!
Our chiropractor here at Peterson Chiropractic stresses the importance of people having their sciatica symptoms evaluated. If you are dealing with any of the symptoms discussed, you could cause the onset of other medical conditions like chronic edema for example, by not seeking treatment. Call our office today to schedule an appointment to have your symptoms evaluated at 801-252-5809.