Why You May Consider Seeing a Chiropractor for Nerve Pain before seeing your GP?
The most common nerve pain in the low back and leg is describe as “sciatic pain” or “Sciatica”. Sciatic pain is simply an irritation to the nerves that innervate ones leg. Sciatica can be felt as pain that shoots (or refers) through the buttock and down the leg towards the foot and ankle.
Nerve pain and nerve problems are typically accompanied by signs of muscle weakness, skin tingling, sensation of pins and needles, burning or general numbness. If these strange sensations persist for a period of time severe motor paralysis (although rare) can occur. Like any musculoskeletal complaint, individual differences in symptoms can occur.
Chiropractors examine your spine for areas of bio-mechanical joint dysfunction, which may contribute to abnormal joint stress and nervous system changes. Nervous system changes may lead to altered nerve function leading to nerve pain or damage in severe circumstances. Chiropractic care may enhance the general nervous system function, and is aimed at counteracting the aforementioned negative changes.
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