Are You Suffering From Sciatica?
Individual nerves arise from your spine and transmit impulses to your lower body, which provide stimulation and movement.
This is what allows you to move as well as feel sensations like touch, heat, cold and pain. Anything that interferes with this transmission can create pain and problems.
What this means is that there is a single nerve or multiple nerves emerging from your lower back that have become irritated or possibly pinched. As a result, the patient can experience discomfort, numbness, or tingling in the leg region supplied by the irritated nerve.
The term "Sciatica" is often used to describe this condition because most (but not all) "lumbar radiculopathies" cases impact or involve the sciatic nerve which supplies the back & outside of your thigh and calf. Symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy can be varied but most suffer from some form of a dull ache to a constant severe sharp shooting pain. In some cases, you may find that your symptoms are aggravated by certain positions or movements.
It's important that you stick to your care plan and let us know right away if your leg pain, numbness, or weakness worsens.