We have nerves throughout our entire body. When nerves get inflamed, irritated or pinched, the pain that follows is hard to ignore. One of the most common place for a pinched nerve is in the lumbar back region. However, when back pain strikes, it can be difficult to determine whether you are experiencing a pulled muscle, back spasm or other injury. At Manhattan Sports Therapy, we have a licensed team of chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists that can help you find relief from your disruptive back pain – even when it involves a pinched nerve.
Symptoms of Lumbar Pinched Nerves
A pinched nerve can certainly go away, but it is often not immediately. In the meantime, the pinched nerve can have a serious impact on a person’s daily movement and quality of life.
Symptoms of a pinched nerve do not always manifest themselves in the exact location of the nerve. The initial symptoms of a lumbar pinched nerve may include tingling, numbness, a burning sensation or shooting pains down the buttocks and legs. When there is nerve damage from constant pressure, patients experience increased pain and muscle weakness and may even lose reflexes and movement.
What Causes Pinched Nerves?
A pinched nerve rarely just happens on its own. Rather, it is a painful structural consequence of another injury or condition, such as the following:
- Spinal arthritis
- Bulging disc
- Bone spurs
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet disease
Manhattan Sports Therapy has expertise in treating these complex conditions that affect the spine and result in chronic or acute back and neck pain. Call us today to start getting relief from your Lumbar Pinched Nerve.