What is that nerve pain causing numbness and tingling down my leg? -Chiropractor near Kyle, Buda, Wimberley, San Marcos TX
One day you wake up and notice a pain for the first time. It’s not the usual back pain as you’ve grown accustomed to a backache now and then, but this one feels different. It’s as if the leg is asleep due to numbness or has a tingling sensation to it. You start to wonder what is causing this. Ever have this happen to you?
Numbness and tingling down the leg is referred to as sciatica. It occurs when there is pressure on one of the nerves that goes down the leg. All of the nerves traveling down the leg start on the spinal cord in the low back (lumbar spine) and branch off into different cords that travel to different areas of the leg. These nerves are what send messages to all of the structures down the leg from the brain to communicate. When there is misalignment in the spinal bones of the low back this can cause a pinched nerve by putting pressure on the nerve itself, creating the numbness or tingling sensation.
When the spine is in proper alignment and the motion of the joints is moving well, you are much less likely to have pressure on the sciatic nerve or any other nerve pain. Other factors that can put pressure on a nerve are the discs. A bulging disc or herniated disc can also put pressure directly on a nerve. They can also create low back pain or neck pain, and other symptoms.
Try chiropractic care to see the results for yourself! We see many people come in with sciatica and similar symptoms. We see many others for problems like whiplash after car accident, sports injuries, pregnancy pains, neck and back pain and more.
Dr. Ryan Browning