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Can leg numbness – even without the presence of back pain – be a symptom of sciatica?
Yes, a herniated disc in the lower back can cause impingement of the sciatic nerve, debilitating or numbing the leg muscles.
The sciatic nerve originates in the lumbar (lower back) area and goes down the hip, buttock, and leg, controlling motor and sensory function along its path.
When a bulged or herniated lumbar disc places pressure on the nerve, it can cause numbness, tingling, pain, and loss of function at any point along the sciatic nerve path, known as sciatica. Leg numbness can occur as a result of sciatica even if there is no lower back pain.
Chronic leg pain is a recognized sign of sciatica.
Our orthopedic and chiropractic team can evaluate patients in who suffer from leg pain in NYC to determine the source of pain and correct any existing disc disorders affecting the sciatic nerve.
Our patented computer-assisted spinal decompression protocol is a gentle, yet powerful therapy that releases pressure from the affected nerves by increasing space between compressed vertebrae to restore comfort and function while relieving pain with each session. The treatment is painless, safe, and highly effective for the treatment of sciatica leg pain. In conjunction with our available chiropractic care, physical therapy, medical massage therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and acupuncture, our team will create the best treatment plan to suit your needs and eliminate leg pain.
Patients with chronic leg pain in NYC are welcome to visit us for a consultation to diagnose the source of leg pain and design the best course of treatment. Please contact us at 212-645-8151 or click here to request an appointment online.