Sciatica — Symptoms, Causes, and Risk Factors — Anchorage, AK
If you find yourself experiencing a shooting pain from your lower back to your legs that feels as if you have received an electrical shock, chances are you are one of the many, from Anchorage, who suffer from sciatica. As the longest nerve in the human body, the sciatic nerve goes from your buttocks to your toes and can be the source of tremendous pain when irritated. With most people, sciatica usually affects only one side of the body.
Fortunately, improving joint motion in the lower back with a program of chiropractic adjustments has produced results for many people. It all starts with a consultation and thorough examination in our Anchorage office. If we think we can help, we’ll tell you. And if we don’t think we can help, we’ll tell you that too and refer you to someone we think can. Get started today.
When sciatica starts to take hold on your body, you will begin to notice various symptoms. These include leg pain that gets much worse when sitting, a tingling or burning sensation down your leg, numbness or weakness in the affected leg or your foot, intense pain that makes standing up very difficult, and pain on one side of your lower back that always seems to be present. Coughing, sneezing or other kinds of movement that cause the same type of pain can also be symptoms of sciatica.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with us for an examination in our Anchorage office as soon as possible.