Three Things You May Not Know about Back Pain from Pinched Nerves
The human spine is designed to defy gravity. Your spine gives you the ability to walk upright. It acts as a crane to help you lift things. And it also protects the nerves connecting to your central nervous system. When those nerves become pinched, unfortunately, the resulting sciatica pain can be debilitating. Here are three things our chiropractors in Telford, PA, Denise Primavera, DC DACNB and Betsy Giuglianotti, DC, want you to know about this kind of back pain from pinched nerves.
Men Get Sciatica More Often Than Women
Back pain from pinched nerves that cause pain in the lower back, hips, and legs is a lot more common in men than in women, about three times more common, in fact. Sciatica can occur at any age, but it is most common in men in their 40's and 50's who have damaged one or more discs by lifting something heavy. However, sciatica can also result from slow dehydration or degeneration of the discs of the spine, so they put pressure on nerves.
Men don't always recognize that they have a pinched nerve. Pinched nerve pain in both sexes may only experience pain when they raise their arms over their heads, when they bend forward to operate a push mower or a vacuum cleaner, or when they shovel snow. Both men and women who have persistent pain for six weeks or more and who change the way they walk to reduce pain or tension in the back need chiropractic care. But don't put off getting relief for pinched nerves!
Pinched Nerves in Your Lower Back Don't Just Cause Back Pain
When your brain doesn't get the signals it expects from the nerves that extend from your lower spine, it becomes more sensitive to pain elsewhere in your body. This reverberating pain isn't limited to your hip and legs.
Pinched nerves can set up referred pain almost anywhere in your body. They can also leave you tired and depressed and expecting pain, unless you get the chiropractic care you need.
Chiropractic Adjustment Can Relieve the Pain of Pinched Nerves without Drugs and Without Surgery
Your chiropractor has techniques for relieving the pressure on a pinched nerve for immediate relief. You can gradually become pain free as treatment relieves pressure and gives discs a chance to heal. No drugs and no surgery are involved in chiropractic care.
Make Your Appointment with Dr. Primavera or Dr. Guiglianotti Today!
Call us at (215) 723-7900 or make your appointment online today! The offices of Denise Primavera, DC DACNB and Betsy Giuglianotti, DC, are located at 4019 Bethlehem Pike in Telford, PA, 18969.