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Prescott back pain specialists are available for your physical ailments close to home here in town.
When a person is experiencing sciatica, they will have pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. Injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve is the cause of this pain.
Prescott Back Pain
This pain is a symptom of another medical problem, interestingly it’s not a medical condition in itself.
This type of pain occurs when pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve in the back which is located in the lower spine and runs down the back of each leg. The muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg are controlled by the nerve. It also provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot.
Injury which is based upon this nerve can be caused by:
- Slipped disk
- Piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the buttocks)
- Pelvic injury or fracture
Prescott back pain symptoms
Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move.
Often the pain often occurs on one side. Many individuals will have a sharp pain in one section of the leg or hip and a sense of numbness in other parts. The pain or numbness may also be felt on the back of the calf or on the sole of the foot. Typically the person’s leg will feel weak.
The pain often starts slowly. Sciatica pain may get worse:
- After standing or sitting
- At night
- When sneezing, coughing, or laughing
- When bending backwards or walking more than a few yards, especially if caused by spinal stenosis
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