Are you experiencing pain in your back? You are not alone. Over thirty million Americans experience pain in their lower back according to American Chiropractic Association, and it continues to be one of the top causes of disability in the world per the National Institutes of Health. There are certain signs to watch out for that may indicate a serious condition.
Pain along with a numb or tingling feeling. The feeling of numbness or severe pain in the limbs may indicate your spinal cord has been injured. This could be a result of compression to the nerves. The sooner you receive treatment, the greater the odds of avoiding serious loss of function.
Pain radiating through the back of the leg. This type of pain may indicate one of the symptoms associated with a condition called sciatica which happens when the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed. The pain can be significant due to the size of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest of all the nerves in humans, extending across more than thirty percent of the body.
Pain when coughing or bending. A herniated disc may be responsible for causing this type of pain. Though the condition typically affects the lower back region, it may also cause pain in the legs and arms. Herniated discs are caused by invertebral disc compression, which causes them to bulge or even rupture.
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