Pain is hard to decipher at times. That’s why here at LA Health Solutions, we only hire the best health professionals that know how to properly diagnose and treat our patients. When it comes to Sciatica, sometimes it is hard to tell if your pain is not coming from countless other conditions. Here are five signs that your pain is coming from Sciatica.
You Feel Weak in Your Knees
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the entire body. This nerve runs down from the lower spine all the way down to the foot. When that nerve is pinched, its function is disrupted and results in various uncomfortable sensations such as pain, weakness, and tingling. If you are getting weak, you should seek care immediately.
You No Longer Can Run
Sciatica can come from a herniated disk and affects many athletes. If you used to be an avid runner and you suddenly have resorted to walking, you may be suffering from sciatica.
You Can’t Summon Your Pain
Sometimes the pain you think is sciatica isn’t nerve induced pain at all. Pushing around on the muscles in your lower back to see if you can find spots that affect your pain is a great place to start.
You Can’t Pass The Test
Doctors usually diagnose sciatica by laying you down and raises your leg straight about 30-70 degrees. If you have pain that radiates your leg, below your knee, and down to your toes. If the nerve root is pinched, you will feel it all the way through your leg.
Losing control of your bladder is paired with sciatica pain. Even though this is extremely rare, if the spinal column is putting that much pressure on the nerve it can lead to permanent bladder damage.
Here at LA Health Solutions, we know how to treat various conditions including sciatica. If you have any pain at all, we can help you lead a pain-free life again. Come to LA Health Solutions today!