The Pain of Sciatica

Written By Selinger Chiropractic on July 31, 2017

The Pain of Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is comprised of nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. The nerve runs through the buttock, down the back of the leg, and reaches down to the ankle and foot. Any compression or irritation of this nerve can cause sciatica, a condition causing pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling in the lower back and down the leg.
 
If you suffer from sciatica, you know that, if you're lucky, the discomfort can be merely annoying.  You also know that when it's bad, it is excruciating and can really interfere with your daily life.

Dr. Selinger believes that life is too short to live with constant sciatica pain. This sciatica doctor in Palm Beach offers effective physical therapy and chiropractic care.

There are a number of things that can cause sciatica. The most common cause of sciatica stems from a bulging or ruptured (herniated) spinal disc putting pressure on the nerves.  Sciatica can result from a trauma to the spine, such as from a slip and fall accident or car crash. It can also be caused by spinal stenosis, pinched nerve pain, a tumor, or bone spurs caused by arthritis.


While many cases of sciatica will resolve on their own, there are treatments available from Lake Worth chiropractor Dr. Seliger, to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms and restore you to a pain-free life, including herniated disc treatment and spinal decompression therapy in Lake Worth.