What do you know about Sciatica back pain
Lateral Cervical MRI of Disc Herniation | Dr Donald Corenman | Colorado Spine SurgeonSciatica is a common cause for lower back pain. The term ‘Sciatica’ is used to explain symptoms that are caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. The radiating pain of sciatica can signal problem involving the nerve, such as a herniated disc. Sciatica back pain responds very well to non-surgical treatments if diagnosed early and not allowed to progress to a later stage.
When there is pinching or compression of the sciatic nerve, sciatica back pain is caused. The original reason will say how the pain is treated. Commonly seen causes of sciatica back pain are lumbar herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degeneration of the spine, and traumatic injuries to the back.
Symptoms of Sciatica back pain
Be aware that sciatica is not just a medical symptom, but rather a warning sign of an underlying dilemma in the lower back. The Patients suffering from sciatica feel lower back pain, which may extend to the buttock, hamstring, calf, and foot. Sciatica symptoms include:
Pain from your low back to your buttock and radiating to the back of the thigh and calf
Numbness or muscle weakness along the nerve pathway in the leg or foot. Some areas of the leg may be numb, while there may be pain in another area
Tingling or a pins-and-needles feeling, often in your toes or foot
A loss of bladder or bowel control. This is a sign of caudaequina syndrome, a rare but serious condition that requires immediate emergency care.
A frequent pain on just one side of the rear
A pointed pain that will make it difficult to face up as well as to walk
Sciatica back pain: Treatment options
If diagnosed early and not allowed to progress to a later stage, Sciatica back pain responds very well to non-surgical treatments. Usually, it is treated conventionally with options such as physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, and acupuncture for at least six weeks. As improvement occurs gradually over the initial 2-3 weeks patients should not expect to see instant results from physical therapy and exercise.