Relieve the Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve in La Grange, KY

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Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve in your back can trigger severe pain that runs from your lower back and down the back of one leg running from the backside down the back of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.

Pain from a pinched nerve may begin abruptly or gradually over time. Typically, it is characterized by sharp, acute pain that feels a lot like an electric shock. Moving the leg, back or other area of the body affected by the pinched nerve will often intensify this pain.

Pain from a pinched nerve may be spread uniformly along the leg, but there usually are certain spots where the pain is more intense. This pain is often accompanied by numbness or a tingling sense along the sciatic nerves, the longest nerve group in the body which runs from the lower back and down the back of both legs.

Sources of a Pinched Nerve.

A pinched nerve may arise from a process which causes pressure or irritation of the nerve roots which make up the sciatic nerve. This pressure may be triggered by a variety of factors, including things like a ruptured intervertebral spinal disc, the narrowing of the bony spinal canal (called spinal stenosis), or, in rare cases, by an infection or tumor.

The sciatic nerve is the longest and biggest in the body, measuring 3/4 of an inch in diameter in adults. It starts in the sacral plexus, the web of nerves located in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).

The sciatic nerve and its branches are what allow movement and feeling, or motor and sensory functions. in the thigh, knee, calf, ankle, foot and toes.

If your sciatic nerve is compacted, or “pinched”, it can cause pain along these pathways. This is the reason pinched nerve pain can spread or radiate to other parts of your body.

Pinched nerve pain may be caused by a bulging or herniated disk, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or spinal infection, or by damage.

Any one of these ailments can apply pressure to the sciatic nerve or other related nerve roots located in your lower back. It is this compression, or pinching, that triggers your pain and other symptoms.

Gentle, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment.

If you are experiencing persistent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve, consider seeking treatment from one of our medical experts. By providing mild, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, our team of spinal disc practitioners can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide immediate relief to your back pain.

We can help if you or somebody you know is struggling with pain as the result of a pinched nerve or another type of lower back pain. Contact us today for your free appointment.

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