Top 5 Most Common Symptoms of Sciatica

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Top 5 Most Common Symptoms of Sciatica

If you experience pain that starts in the lower back and runs through the hips, buttocks, and legs, down to the toes, you may have sciatica, a condition characterized by painful discomfort in the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This condition is common in people between 20 and 60 years old. It has specific symptoms you should be aware of, such as:

Pain: The pain from sciatica can range from a mild ache to a sharp, burning, or shooting pain. It usually starts in the lower spine and radiates down to the buttock and the back of the leg. In most cases, it affects only one side of the body.

Numbness: You may experience numbness in the affected leg, which may be accompanied by tingling.

Symptoms induced by a posture: Depending on the posture, the pain might get worse. Usually, the pain increases when you twist your spine, lean forward, lay down, cough, or sneeze. However, it is relieved when you walk or apply a heat pack over the rear pelvic area.

Weakness: The affected leg may give out when you stand up after sitting for some time.

Uncontrollable bladder or bowel movement: If you have a severe case of sciatica, you may not be able to control your bladder or bowels.

If you have any of these symptoms, it is in your best interest to see a chiropractor, such as Dr. Caruso at Boca Health & Wellness Center in Boca Raton, for treatment.

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help?

Here at our chiropractic clinic, Dr. Caruso will examine you to find out what is causing your sciatica. After that, he will tailor a treatment plan for you to relieve the inflammation in the sciatic nerve, increase the blood circulation in the body, and reduce the symptoms mentioned above. Our chiropractor might use one of the following methods or a combination of all of them to help improve your condition: spinal manipulations, physical therapy, massage therapy, and lifestyle advice.

Boca Health & Wellness Center is Here To Help You

Our clinic in Boca Raton, FL, provides a wealth of chiropractic treatments to help patients get rid of their sciatica and enjoy their lasting wellness. If you suffer from any type of ache, do not hesitate to call Boca Health & Wellness Center today at 561-447-2228 to schedule an appointment.