Sciatica or sciatic neuralgia is a commoncondition in which one of the spinal nerve roots of the sciatic nerve is compressed resultingin lower back, buttock and leg pain. Sciatic nerve is a large nerve derived from 5 spinalnerve roots: L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3. It runs from the lumbar spine through the buttockdown the leg and the foot on the posterior aspect. There is one sciatic nerve on eachside of the body. Typically, only one side of the body is affected.A typical sciatica pain is described as a sharp shooting pain in the lower back, downthe buttock, thigh and leg on one side of the body. There may also be numbness, burningand tingling sensations. The pain can get
worse with sitting, moving, sneezing, or coughing.The patterns of pain depend on which nerve root is compressed, and follow the dermatomedistribution. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniatedspinal disc. The spinal disc is a soft elastic cushion that sits in between the vertebraeof the spine. With age, the discs become rigid and may crack, the gellike center of thedisc may protrude out and become a herniation outside the normal boundaries of the disc.Disc herniation presses on the nerve root as it exits the spine.In majority of the cases the condition resolves by itself after a few weeks of rest and conservativetreatment. Pain relief, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory
drugs and muscle relaxants may be prescribed.Stretching exercises and physical therapy may be recommended.Surgery may be needed if the pain doesn't go away after 3 months or more of conservativetreatments. The herniated disc may be removed in a procedure called discectomy. Or, in anotherprocedure called laminotomy, part of the bone of the vertebrae may be cut to make room forthe nerve.
Sciatica Back Pain Chiropractic Las Vegas NV 702 2229066
Dave Williams Back Care Chiropractic Las Vegas, Nevada You know, I get asked this question frequentlyin my office, quot;Hey Doc, can you help me with my sciaticaéquot; And I have to honestly say thatmost of the time we are able to help people who suffer from sciatica (pain in the lowback, that goes into the rear end, and all the way down the leg). The worse the sciaticsituation is, the further down the leg the pain becomes. We are able to help with thatby way of what we call the chiropractic adjustment. Our form of care does not involve medication.it does not involve surgery. Here in Las Vegas, I use my hands or an instrument to move thejoints and bones of the spine to allow the
nerve system to function without interference.It's very, very effective. We've worked on people for over fifteen years, and have avery good success rate with all types of sciatica, with the exception of sometimes a disc cangive sciatic problems, and there are occasions where we do have to refer for further diagnostictests or other assistance with complicated sciatic situations. However, most of the timewe are able to help with sciatica. Dave Williams Back Care Chiropractic Las Vegas, Nevada.