The sciatic nerve is one of the longest nerves in the body. It runs from the lower spine area through the pelvis and into each leg. The sciatic nerve provides you with some sensation all the way to the bottom of your feet. Sciatica can cause weakness, radiating pain, sharp pain, numbness, burning and general discomfort. Some patients are unable to sit and drive. The pain is typically worse when in the seated position and some find it entirely debilitating. Over 90% of cases start with a herniated disc and a too much pressure. Sometimes it is caused by stenosis or even tumors.
They are certain work related activities that can cause or contribute to this condition. Occupation that require lifting, or frequently bending and twisting while bearing weight. Also driving and excessive vibration can cause this as well. So many people are looking for solutions for sciatica in Columbus Ohio because we do have longer commutes and many jobs related to the construction industry.
Sometimes people will say they just bent over to pick up something light. It is common to think that one incident caused the problem. The true root cause has actually been developing for months or years and it just happened to be picking up that light object that finally sent your condition over the edge and it became painful.
How can I tell if I have sciatica?
Sometimes it is hard to tell without visiting a chiropractor. Some indicators can be when leg pains are even more severe than your back pain. Pain that almost radiated in your feet or toes can be a sign of sciatica. Numbness is also another potential sign. First Choice Chiropractic’s is best sciatic chiropractor in Columbus Ohio area. The team sees work related sciatica almost every day.
The longer you waited to seek treatment will likely make it take longer to repair. The length of treatment will vary from individual to individual.