Pinched Nerve Treatment in Auburn, AL

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, starting from the buttock and extending down the thigh, 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 another part of the body affected by the pinched nerve often intensifies this pain.

Pain from a pinched nerve may be distributed uniformly along the leg, but there are often certain spots where the pain is more intense. This pain is frequently accompanied by numbness or a tingling sensation along the sciatic nerve, 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 any process that causes 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 (known as spinal stenosis), or, in rare cases, by an infection or tumor.

The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve 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 enable movement and sensation – 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 disk, degenerative disk disease, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, a spinal tumor, a spinal infection, or trauma.

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

Gentle, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment and Pinched Nerves

If you are experiencing recurrent lower back pain caused by a pinched nerve, consider seeking treatment from one of our medical professionals. By providing 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 somebody you know is suffering from pain as a result of a pinched nerve or another type of lower back pain, we can help. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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

Contact Auburn Disc Center at 334-737-6840 to Schedule Your Consultation Today!