Get Relief for Sciatica Pain.

Many hard-working Americans carry the sentiment, “Work through pain.” And though perseverance is admirable, enduring physical pain could lead to more serious conditions. Due to work, auto accidents, and even for the name of beauty, sufferers may unknowingly trigger or endure pain longer than they have to. For example, did you know strenuous activity (such as labor/injury) and wearing high heels increases the likelihood for developing low back pain? So ladies: “The higher the heel…,”may not be better for you after all. While most low back pain lasts a few days, others take longer, and may even be sciatica, symptoms of another medical problem.

Sciatica is back pain caused by nerve irritation from the sciatic nerve. Though sciatica can be present without low back pain, pain is typically manifested on one side of the body and is felt in the lower back, the thigh, and/or below the knee. Therefore, sciatic symptoms may include lower back pain, buttock pain, hip pain, and pain/numbness in various parts of the thigh, leg, and/or foot. Some people experience severe, constant burning. Others may feel mingled pinches or sensations of “pins and needles.” However, any irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can trigger symptoms.

Potential causes include:

  • Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease- general wear and tear of aging
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Trauma (from a car accident) and Muscle Strain
  • Infection
  • And Spinal Tumor

Other risk factors that worsen back pain are: obesity, sedentary lifestyle, stress, smoking, and wearing high heels.

Sciatica is relatively common. According to the American Academy of Neurosurgeons, an estimated 75-80% of Americans will experience some form of back pain in their life. Treatment depends upon the physical exam and the medical history. So our doctors at MidSouth Pain Treatment Center seek to manage the pain by identifying the source. There is no room for guesswork in our field, and making the proper diagnosis is critical in choosing the right treatment options. If you are experiencing back pain symptoms, contact us today to find a Midsouth Pain Treatment Center branch near you in Tennessee or Mississippi. Whether big or small, enduring pain doesn’t make you stronger, but getting the proper help will.

– Tiara Baker