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Sciatica

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Pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve is referred to as Sciatica. Additionally, the sciatic nerve branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg.

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Sciatica compression causes shock-like or burning low back pain. That’s also combined with pain through the buttocks and down one leg to below the knee, occasionally reaching the foot.

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What is the result of extreme sciatica pain?

In the most extreme cases, when the nerve is pinched between the disc and an adjacent bone, the symptoms involve not pain but numbness. That is to say, there can be some loss of motor control over the leg due to interruption of nerve signaling. The condition may also be caused by a tumor, cyst, metastatic disease, or degeneration of the sciatic nerve root. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

How do you know if you have sciatica?

1. The buttock and leg on one side of your body only is experiencing pain.

2. Pain or numbness deep within one of your buttocks.

3. Lower back pain.

4. Experiencing nerve tingling, pins and needles or an electric shock down one leg sometimes.

5. Your pain is burning, tingling, or a sharp prickling rather than a dull ache.

6. Experience weakness in the affected leg.  (your leg gives way when you stand up from sitting sometimes.)

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How long does sciatic nerve pain last?

Mild sciatica normally goes away after a few days. If you have back pain like sciatica that doesn’t go away after a few days, you should consult a medical professional. In the case you have noticeable weakness in the leg, you lose control of your bladder or bowel, or if you find you can’t go to the toilet, you should see a doctor immediately.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In conclusion, Carolinas Pain Center is the best place to receive care for your sciatic nerve pain. Our unique approach to sciatica pain management is a specialty at Carolinas Pain Center.  As a result each patient receives an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to care and treatment plan. We have two conveniently located offices in Huntersville, NC and Charlotte, NC.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”20624″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.carolinaspaincenter.com/category/pain/back-pain/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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