BACK PAIN SYMPTOMS
Sciatic pain is a type of back pain affecting the sciatic nerve of the body– the large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Those who suffer from sciatic pain usually feel pain in the leg or rear area that gets worse when sitting. Aside from that, there’s also the burning or tingling sensation down the leg.
For some, the pain brought by sciatica can be severe and excruciating. Though, for others, it can be irritating and infrequent, but has the tendency of getting worse.
There’s a reason why our doctors suggest us to practice proper posture at all times. Bad posture can negatively affect the joints of the lower back in a way where it will begin to “lock up.” Whenever this happens, you’ll lose your balance and range of motion. Likewise, when the vertebra doesn’t move properly, it sends pain signals to the brain– this is the main reason why people often say they feel “stiff and sore.”
-Sharp Low Back Pain
Whenever it feels like a nerve is being pinched, this will bring a series of sharp pain that travels away from the originating spot. This is one of the most common back pain causes treatable by a chiropractor. A pinched nerve has a number of causes, and it’s important to consult a practitioner as soon as possible in order to determine the problem and treat the source of pain.
-Pain When Sneezing, Lifting, or Coughing
Whenever we sneeze, we have the tendency of bracing our core for extra support. Unfortunately, whenever it’s done, we unconsciously put extra pressure on the discs of the lumbar spine. In case that the disc is already inflamed or injured, this extra pressure will trigger pain and discomfort.
-Numbness and Tingling
Have you ever felt the numbness and tingling sensation on your legs and toes? This could be a sign that the nerves down there are being irritated. Whenever the nerves get compressed, they often send wrong signals to the brain. Wherein, the needles and pins sensation in the soles of the feet is an indication that the nerves are being compressed.
-Accidents or Injuries
There are instances where we are required to lift heavy loads, accidentally lift something improperly, fall, or have a sports accident. These are just some of the possible causes where the spine will get injured, causing misalignments in the joints. Fortunately, if diagnosed early, it’s still possible to correct these misalignments and avoid permanent damage.
Try to answer this question: Do you sit for hours? Based on studies, staying in one position for long periods can actually cause degenerative disc disease and pain. The reason behind is that, being in one position for several hours places uneven stress on the vertebra of the spine– this causes the body to change the shape of the spine as it tries to adapt.
Likewise, doing one motion over and over again, like vacuuming the floor can also cause strain on the muscles and vertebra, leading to repetitive stress.
Let’s be honest to ourselves. In today’s world, most of us spend our time looking down at our electronics. Just like what has been discussed earlier, staying in one position is bad for the spine, holding a bad position for longer periods can be worse. Just think about it, more and more teenagers are loosing the normal curve of their neck because they’re constantly looking down in their devices!
Aside from that, sitting down with a bad posture can negatively affect the curve in the lower back as well. This leads to excessive pressure on the vertebra which causes the discs to misalign and bulge. These bulges apply a significant amount of pressure on the local nerve, and that’s the reason why you’re experiencing excruciating pain shooting down the legs.
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