Sciatica, or lumbar radiculopathy, is a common form of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body that extends from the lower back down the back of each leg. It is used to describe a set of symptoms that are usually characterized by pain, weakness, numbness, and / or tingling (pins and needles).
Symptoms can affect the lower back, buttock, and various parts of the leg and foot. People can experience acute pain from the sciatica or severe and debilitating pain that greatly limits their mobility. If you or your loved one is suffering from sciatica, Bay Area Chiropractic in Largo specializes in providing innovative treatments that can safely and effectively obtain relief and mobility.
What causes sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes damaged, pinched, irritated, or compressed. Nerve compression or damage can be caused by a number of factors and conditions, including:
- Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS)
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs (slipped discs)
- Bone spurs
- Tumors or diseases such as diabetes
- Injuries and trauma
Get Help from a Largo Chiropractic Specialist
By scheduling a comprehensive evaluation, you can allow our team to determine the underlying cause of your sciatica and the available options we can use to help you find relief. Specializing in innovative and comprehensive care, we do everything possible to effectively treat our patients with minimal risks and successful results. If you would like to learn more about which sciatica treatment is most effective for you, visit Bay Area Chiropractic in Largo, or contact us today.