Do you experience sciatic nerve pain? If you’re looking for relief and don’t know where to turn, Maragal Medical, located in Leominster, MA, is here to help.
If you have severe pain that radiates from your back down one of your legs, you might have sciatica. You could feel a painful sensation that’s sharp, dull, or throbbing and it might worsen with sudden movement. While sciatic nerve pain commonly affects pregnant women or older people, it can happen to anyone.
What causes sciatic nerve pain?
Though a common and treatable condition, sciatic nerve pain can cause debilitating pain in the lower back, hips, and legs. Some common causes of sciatica include:
- Herniated disc
- Slipped disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Bone spur
If you’re experiencing symptoms of sciatic nerve pain, it’s important to see a doctor so the underlying cause can be properly diagnosed and treated.
Where can sciatic nerve pain affect you?
As the longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve runs from your lower back all the way down to your feet. That means sciatic nerve pain can affect you anywhere along the nerve. When sciatic nerve pain occurs, it can cause a number of symptoms, including:
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the buttocks
- Leg pain
- Foot pain
- Numbness or tingling in the legs or feet
What’s more, this nerve pain can vary in intensity. It may be a mild ache that only occurs occasionally; or it may be a sharp, stabbing pain that occurs more frequently. Though it usually affects only one side of your body, sciatic nerve pain is often worse when you sit for long periods of time or when you stand up after sitting for a long time. It may also be worse when you cough or sneeze.
How to get sciatic nerve pain relief
If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain due to sciatic nerve pain, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Sciatica is a treatable condition and there are stretches, exercises, and other remedies that will help you be pain-free, regain mobility, and feel like yourself again. The first step is to consult with a doctor.
At Maragal Medical, our sciatica treatment approach is simple: we don’t just treat your nerve pain, we treat you. That means we take the time to determine any underlying issues causing your pain and treat it at the source. Some recommended sciatic nerve pain treatments may include:
- Chiropractic care to correct spine alignment
- Physiotherapy treatment (massage therapy, ultrasound, and more)
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- Lumbar decompression
- Corrective exercises and stretches
- Lifestyle recommendations
If you’re experiencing this type of pain, reach out to us at Maragal Medical to get relief from sciatic nerve pain.