Sciatica is often mistaken for a primary condition that causes spinal pain, but it is actually the result of other conditions such as slipped discs or spinal compression fractures that irritate the sciatic nerve. As this video explains, the sciatic nerve is at the base of the spine, and it may cause symptoms throughout the lower body when it is under pressure from lumbar spinal injuries. If you have back pain along with numbness or tingling that runs down the legs, you may have a condition that is compressing your sciatic nerve.
To find relief from the pain and discomfort of lower back pain and sciatica, connect with the Spine Institute of Nevada, where you will find highly specialized care ranging from chiropractic medicine to minimally invasive surgery. Call us at 702-239-3787 or visit our website today to schedule your initial consultation in our Las Vegas practice.