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The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and travels through the butt, down into the leg and ends in the foot. It is the longest and widest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve is made up of five lumbosacral nerve roots, L4, L5, S1, S2, and S3.
Sciatica is one of many conditions which have used spinal manipultion for relief. To find out what you need to know about spinal manipulation, click here:
When a nerve is inflamed, compressed, or ischemic, it generates symptoms (numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity, burning, achiness) and/or functional disturbances such as weakness.
Technically, the sciatic nerve is a nerve. When a nerve causes symptoms, the technical term is neuritis or neuropathy. Therefore, technically, signs and symptoms attributed to the sciatic nerve are called sciatic neuropathy. However, most people and most health care providers simply call it sciatica.
You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my back.”
Also, if you feel leg pain it may indicate things are getting worse and may indicate a bulge on the disc or worse yet a herniated disc in your back. Some people will try stretching the lower back first to see if they get relief from their back pain. Pain very low in the lower back may be originating from the coccyx or tailbone. A pulled muscle in the back generally will get better with rest. Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional.
Check out what the experts say about chiropractic care for back pain here:
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So if you find yourself experiencing lower back or sciatica pain while running or doing physical activities.If you are suffering from back pain that is affecting your quality of life and allowing you to enjoy Fort Myers Beach. Come see us at Coast Chiropractic Centers located on 7270 College Parkway.
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