At SoCal Neck & Back and Injury Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc., we have been providing residents of Los Angeles, CA with chiropractic care for many years. Patients often visit our clinic for the first time looking for sciatica treatment. Sciatica is one of the most common forms of back pain, and many people do not realize that the symptoms they experience are linked to sciatica. Read on to learn more about the most common symptoms of sciatica.
Do you feel pain along your sciatic nerve? This might include a shooting pain or burning in one leg or hip. The pain may feel like soreness at first, but you might soon realize that it's in the nerve and not in the muscle.
Sciatica may cause you to wince when you stand up, perhaps making you feel as if one of your legs is weaker than the other when you try to step on it. Our chiropractor will perform tests to ensure the weakness is not related to another health condition and provide the corresponding treatment.
Is one leg slower to respond than the other? Does it seem as if your reflexes just aren't working correctly? Your nerves might not be responding the way they should, and sciatica could be part of the reason why.
Some people with sciatica experience back pain from morning until night. It may worsen with walking or sitting. When you get out of bed in the morning, your back might already feel stiff. Even stretching your back and shoulders may not immediately relieve the discomfort.
In some cases, nerve pain like sciatica can make the lower body feel numb and tingly. If you try to walk, you might notice numbness interferes with the control you have over your leg or hip.
For more information on sciatica or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call SoCal Neck & Back Injury Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc. today at (323) 375-5147.
1625 W Olympic Blvd # M103
Los Angeles, CA 90015