Herniated Disc Can Cause Sciatica Pain and Numbness
Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain going down the sciatic nerve pathway which runs from the leg to the lower back. The most frequent cause of sciatica is a spinal disc herniation which puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and is present in about 90% of cases.
Signs that You May Have Sciatica
Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating condition that can affect your everyday activities. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body and classic symptoms include pain radiating down the back of the leg from the buttocks region.
Many people find that living with sciatica can be a nightmare. Chronic and acute pain disrupt sleep and everyday activities. If you feel like you have sciatica you should see one of our doctors immediately so they can diagnose and treat the symptoms before they worsen.
Common Symptoms of Sciatica:
- Pain in the back, buttocks, hip or lower extremities
- Leg and or foot numbness
- Pins and needles in the legs and buttocks
- Burning sensation
- Muscle weakness
Treating Sciatica Without Medication or Surgery:
Sciatica can be treated successfully without the need for surgery or harmful medications. At ReNew Health Center, our trained chiropractic doctors will perform adjustments to the spine in order to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and restore motion to the joints, thus alleviating pain and allowing the body to heal and recover from the injury.
Visit Dr. Cameron Gilbert at ReNew Health Center
Dr. Cameron Gilbert and the ReNew Health Center team in Lake In The Hills are McHenry county’s chiropractic and physical rehabilitation source. If you are suffering from pain or injury, give us a call at (224) 678-9424 to schedule your consultation and examination with Dr. Gilbert. We are conveniently located in the heart of Lake in the Hills, IL and gladly accept most insurance. We look forward to helping you get back to optimal health and wellness soon!