Are you suffering from a nagging pain down the back of your legs? Do you have to make frequent stops while walking because of sudden, sharp shooting pains in your low back and buttocks? If so, you could be suffering from sciatica. Colorado Spine & Disc provides quality chiropractic care for people suffering from sciatica, serving the greater Denver, CO area including Broomfield, Littleton, Centennial and many other communities.
Our experienced sciatica Denver chiropractors understand that this type of pain can keep you from the activities you love most. At Colorado Spine & Disc, we strive to help you understand how sciatica may be affecting your lifestyle and implement the steps to help you become pain free now.
The term "Sciatica" can include a number of different resulting conditions all stemming from a root cause. Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots, or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves.You will notice a burning sensation, numbness, or tingling radiating from the lower back and upper buttock down the back of the thigh to the back of the leg. Sciatica can make walking difficult if not impossible.
X-rays, films, and other tests, such as CT scan, MRI scan, and electromyogram can be used to further define the exact causes of sciatica. The image and resolution produced by MRI is quite detailed and can detect tiny changes of structures within the body. For some procedures, contrast agents, such as gadolinium, are used to increase the accuracy of the images.