Pressure on the sciatic nerve can cause radiating pain.
Are you experiencing radiating pain in your lower extremity? If you are, it probably means you are experiencing a sciatic nerve symptoms. Pain which stems from sciatic nerves most often is caused by a compression to the sciatic nerve in the buttock region by piriformis muscle. This means the pressure is applied against a nerve root which extends outwardly to lower extremities. This can lead to severe pain, throbbing pain, weakness and numbness.
Many people make the mistake of calling radiating pain referred pain. While pain may simply be a pain in your eyes, to our chiropractic professionals, these two types of pain are completely different. Referred pain is generally considered to be more contained in a specific area of the body. This type of pain is often associated with trigger points within muscles. Our professional team is trained to look for these trigger points when they perform an exam on you.
Radiating pain is pain that travels through several areas of the body. It can usually begin in one area, however, the pain usually ends up in another area of the body. One of the best examples of radiating pain is concluded through sciatica. When the sciatic nerve becomes irritated or pressure is applied, the pain can travel from your lower back, back of the thigh and down one leg.
Essentially, radiating pain can become debilitating for people who continually experience this type of pain in their body. It is important to make sure to get yourself checked if the pain persists for more than a week. Radiating pain can have a direct effect on the quality of life you lead and we want to make sure you are living life to the fullest.
How Chiropractic Can Help
One of the most beneficial reasons to schedule a consultation with our chiropractic professionals today is the detailed history and discovery we perform. In order to determine whether or not your pain is referred pain or radiating pain, a complete examination must be done. Once your condition is fully examined, we can then go about treatment options that will help alleviate some of the symptoms you have been experiencing.
In some cases, a lifestyle change is needed in order to relieve your pain. Some people get used to doing certain activities or picking up items in a certain way. In most cases, these ruts people get stuck in are the wrong type of habits for their health. If a lifestyle change is needed, we can point you in the right direction to help induce the best possible care. Radiating pain can slow your life down and have an impact on your mental status and mood. When you schedule your consultation with our team, we will be able to guide you on the path to better wellness.