The Painful Experience of Sciatica After a Car Accident
When people think of injuries sustained from a car accident, classic symptoms often come to mind such as whiplash, bulging discs, or joint pain. However, there is also another type of pain that can be the result of being involved in a car accident that many victims do not think of.
There is a great deal of trauma to different parts of the body when involved in a car accident. Even those who seem to feel fine following a collision can later come to find out that there were much deeper implications than they first realized.
While the traditional battery of tests and scans following a car accident may reveal serious injuries, there can also be injuries laying low that are missed by these initial exams.
Some Injuries Take Time to Manifest
The trauma experienced by the body of a car accident victim can cause discs throughout the spinal column to be knocked out of place or even rupture. When this happens, it is possible that the sciatic nerve becomes pinched and the patient begins to experience sciatica symptoms.
Sciatica refers to the pain that often radiates down the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs down one or both legs and starts at the lower back. Pressure on the sciatic nerve causes extreme pain, which is often debilitating for those who experience it.
Don’t Wait for the Pain to Become Unbearable
A herniated disc or a bone spur that results from being involved in a car accident is what often puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. This pain that originates in the lower spine radiates down one side of the body most often but can be felt in both legs as well.
Visiting a licensed and experienced chiropractic doctor following a car accident can not only address the issues of sciatica for patients, but also help to avoid the severe pain it produces. There is no reason for car accident victims to suffer needlessly.
Instead, contacting a chiropractic physician if there is contact pain down one side of the body, a burning in one leg that worsens when sitting, weakness, or sharp pain upon standing up will diagnose the issue and lead to a treatment that will provide relief.
Call Dr. Keren H. Gomez at 305-761-6528 or schedule a consultation online to determine the source of your pain today!