Relieve the Pain Triggered By a Pinched Nerve in Houma, LA

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Pinched Nerve Pain

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

Pain from a pinched nerve may start abruptly or gradually. Typically, it is characterized by sharp, shooting 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 increase this pain.

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

Sources of a Pinched Nerve.

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

The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest in the body, measuring three-quarters of an inch in diameter in adults. It starts in the sacral plexus, the system of nerves located in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).

The sciatic nerve and its branches are what allow movement and sensation, 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 disc, degenerative disc disease, piriformis disorder, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or spinal infection, or by trauma.

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

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy and Pinched Nerves.

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

Contact Houma Disc Center at 985-655-4373 Today to Schedule a Complimentary Consultation (value $137)!