Did you know that leg pain can actually be caused by an injury to the back? This is often due to pinched nerves in the back, also known as sciatica. Dr. Kevin McIntyre of Burlington Sports Therapy explains how sciatic injuries may cause leg and back pain. Here is an excerpt of the article:
Leg pain associated with back pain is quite common. In fact, it is estimated that 25-57% of all cases of lower back pain have associated leg pain. The pain can take various forms and be described in various ways. Common descriptors include numbness, tingling, pins and needles, weakness, tooth-ache pain, a dull ache or even pain that is sharp, like a lightning bolt. There are various conditions associated with these symptoms (as discussed in previous blogs) such as disc herniation, lateral stenosis, degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, spondylolisthesis and piriformis syndrome (to name a few). But why do we get the leg pain?
Read the full article to learn more about sciatic pain. If you suffer from sciatica, you may also consider back braces for sciatica which in some patients may help alleviate back and leg pain from sciatica. Speak with your doctor to see if this is an appropriate form of treatment for your injury and then check out our back braces today!