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7 Symptoms of Sciatica

7 Symptoms of Sciatica

Low back pain is an extremely common and complex problem that affects millions of Americans. This is because the lower back is made up of many different parts, including joints, muscles, cartilage, discs, vertebrae, and nerve tissue. Any problem, such as overuse or a sprain or injury to one of these parts can make the entire area sore. Some common causes of low back pain include heavy lifting, stretching, sciatica, degenerative disorders, and disc herniation

Sciatica pain occurs when pressure is put on the sciatic nerve that runs along the spine and down the leg. This nerve then sends signals back to the brain saying that it is in distress. Symptoms of sciatica pain can include weakness, pain, or numbness that extends from your lower back that extends past your knee.  There are many other ways to describe sciatica symptoms, including:

If you are experiencing more severe symptoms, such as bladder or bowel incontinence, extreme weakness in your lower extremities, or severe loss of sensation, then you should see a medical professional immediately as it may be an emergency.

Luckily, low back pain relief is attainable with the help of our pain management doctors. They will first diagnose the problem and then recommend a course of treatment to alleviate pain, restore function and optimize health.  Schedule an appointment now at 972-290-1507.  

Neil Verma, MD Chief Medical Officer - *The opinions expressed herein are solely the opinions of the author. Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Should you need medical advice, see your physician.

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