Sciatica or sciatic pain is symptom of a back problem, and it is not a diagnosis of the actual problem itself. Sciatic pain refers to pain along the length of the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve branches off your spine at the pelvis and travels down each leg. A problem at the root of this nerve, where the nerve exits the spine, may be felt along the entire length of the leg and can cause leg weakness. Sciatic pain can be severe and debilitating.
Patients often misinterpret this as a problem with their legs, when the primary cause is the result of a bulging disc compressing a nerve at the base of their spine. Sometimes, with severe inflammation, pain will also be felt in the hips and buttocks.
Here is a general list of symptoms
- Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg – generally does not occur in both legs
- Pain may be worse when sitting
- Burning or tingling down the leg is more like that a dull ache
- Hard to move your leg or foot, you can also have weakness and numbness
- Constant pain on one side of the buttocks
- Difficult to stand up or to walk
Sciatic pain is successfully treated at the Busch Chiropractic Pain Center, Fort Wayne IN, with DRS Protocol™ when the underlying cause or diagnosis is a disc condition such as herniated and degenerative disc (s).
Filed under: Busch Chiropractic