Pinched Nerve Treatment in Palm Harbor, FL

Are You a Candidate For Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

A pinched nerve in your back can cause severe pain that runs from your lower back down the back of one leg, extending from the buttock down the back of the thigh and even into the calf and foot.

Pain from a pinched nerve may begin abruptly or gradually. It is usually characterized by sharp, shooting pain that feels like an electrical shock. Moving the leg, back, or other affected part of the body often intensifies this pain.

Pinched nerve pain may be distributed uniformly along the leg, but certain spots often experience more intense pain. This pain is often accompanied by numbness or a tingling sensation along the sciatic nerves, the longest nerve group in the body, which runs from the lower back down the back of both legs.

Causes of a Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve may result from a process causing pressure or irritation of the nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be caused by various factors, including a ruptured intervertebral disc, the narrowing of the bony spinal canal (spinal stenosis), or, in rare cases, an infection or tumor.

The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest in the body, measuring three-quarters of an inch in diameter in adults. It starts in the sacral plexus, the network of nerves located in the lower back (lumbosacral spine).

The sciatic nerve and its branches allow movement and sensation – or motor and sensory functions – in the thigh, knee, calf, ankle, foot, and toes.

If your sciatic nerve is compressed or “pinched,” it can cause pain along these pathways. This is why pinched nerve pain can spread or radiate to other parts of your body.

Pinched nerve pain may be caused by a bulging or herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor or infection, or trauma.

Any of these conditions can apply pressure to the sciatic nerve or related nerve roots in your lower back. This compression, or pinching, causes your pain and other symptoms.

Gentle, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment and Pinched Nerves

If you experience recurrent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve, consider seeking treatment from one of our medical professionals. Through gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, our team of spinal disc doctors can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide instant relief to your back pain.

If you or someone you know is suffering from pain due to a pinched nerve or another type of lower back pain, we can help. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Our medical professionals can determine if gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is a good option for treating your pain.

Contact Palm Harbor Disc Center at 727-796-2273 to Schedule Your Consultation Today!