Sciatica Nerve root pain is pain that occurs because a nerve coming from the spinal cord is pressed on (’trapped’) by a prolapsed disc, or is irritated by the inflammation caused by the prolapsed disc. Although the problem is in the back, you feel pain along the course of the nerve in addition to back pain. Therefore, you may feel pain down a leg to the calf or foot.
Sciatica pain can range from mild to severe, but it is often worse than the back pain. With a prolapsed disc, the sciatic nerve is the most commonly affected nerve. (The term ’sciatica’ means nerve root pain of the sciatic nerve.) The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that is made up from several smaller nerves that come out from the spinal cord in the lower back. It travels deep inside the buttock and down the back of the leg. There is a sciatic nerve for each leg.
Other nerve root symptoms
The irritation or pressure on the nerve next to the spine may also cause pins and needles, numbness or weakness in part of a buttock, leg or foot. The exact site and type of symptoms depends in which nerve is affected.
David Roberts Physio are experts in the treatment of Sciatica and approximately 70% of our time is spent in our Back Pain clinics in Manchester, Oldham, Bolton and Stockport. We have great success in treating Trapped Sciatic Nerve problems as we are able to manipulate and massage to provide mobility and to relieve the pain.
If you live in the Manchester area and suffer from Sciatica or feel that you may have a trapped Sciatic Nerve then call your local surgery now and allow the experts to help to relieve your pain and get you on the road to recovery.
David Roberts Physio Are Manchester Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica Treatment Experts