Sciatica Causes and Symptoms in Beverly Hills
The symptoms of back problems can be many and varied, and sciatica is one condition in particular that produces a diverse array of symptoms that you might not associate with your back at first. If you suspect you have sciatica, a visit to our Beverly Hills chiropractor can help free you of your symptoms and get you back to your regular routine quickly.
What Is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, and you have one on either side. They’re each formed by five nerve roots that emerge from your spinal column in the lumbar region. As a unit, they travel down through your buttocks before branching out again to serve different areas of your leg.
Sciatica describes a collection of symptoms that result from impingement of a nerve root in your lower back. The underlying condition that causes the symptoms can be different for different people, and the chiropractic treatment we provide will center on relieving the pressure or irritation on the nerve.
Sciatica Causes and Symptoms
The most common causes of sciatica include a bulging or herniated disc in your lower back, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease. The nerve impingement itself generally results from a narrowing of the space the nerve has to fit through. We’ll focus on restoring alignment of the spine so that the nerve can function properly again.
Although low back pain can accompany sciatica symptoms, it’s not always present. The main symptoms of the condition include tingling, burning or searing pain running down the back of the leg. This pain is almost always on only one side, and it’s often worse when sitting. Pain can be accompanied by numbness or weakness in the leg that makes movement difficult.
Sciatica Treatment from Our Beverly Hills Chiropractor
When you visit our Beverly Hills chiropractic clinic for sciatica treatment, we’ll review your complete medical history, and we’ll also perform a comprehensive physical exam to determine the cause of your symptoms. We’ll then put together a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, and we’ll begin adjustments to help bring you relief.
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To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 310-589-4373 2# or 4#.