The Long-Term Effects of Sciatica Pain

The sciatic nerve is a sizable nerve that extends from the lower back down the back of the bilateral legs. You may be experiencing sciatica pain and not be aware of it. Symptoms include:

* Pain that increases in the buttock or either leg when sitting.

* Pain that is shooting in nature which makes standing difficult or an impossibility to stand.

* Burning and tingling sensations in either leg.

* Difficulty moving one’s leg or foot as well as weakness and numbness.

* Consistent pain on one side or in either buttock.

Long-term effects

Left untreated by a professional chiropractor, sciatica pain can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, otherwise known as spinal stenosis. In addition, pain in one’s neck, otherwise known as cervical spinal stenosis, is exceedingly more dangerous as it compresses the spinal cord. Spinal cord stenosis may thus result in severe symptoms, including but certainly not limited to principal body weakness and/or paralysis. Another common cause of sciatica is degenerative disc disease (DJD), which is the breakdown of discs of your spine that are in essence the cushions between your vertebrae that minimize shocks that occur from activity. It is important to note that untreated sciatica pain can lead to permanent nerve damage and possible paralysis. Patients with sciatic pain should ensure their safety as well as reduced risk of paralysis in the future.

At the Irvine Pain and Posture Correction Clinic, we understand your need to be free of the pain and discomfort sciatica pain. Our treatments are safe, effective, non-invasive, and are all natural. If you are experiencing discomfort as a result of sciatica pain, do not hesitate to seek professional chiropractic assistance at your earliest convenience. Call us for an initial consultation with an experienced chiropractor at the Irvine Pain and Posture Clinic at (949) 784-4507. We will be happy to schedule you with an appointment.