The sciatic nerve originates in the low back at L3 and travels down through the back of the legs. When this nerve is irritated, sciatica can develop. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. Depending on where your sciatic nerve is being irritated will depend on where you are experiencing pain.
Some of the most disabling back and neck problems come from disorders of the facet joints. Facet joint syndrome is the deterioration of the facet joints in which the cartilage that covers the joint wears down and causes stress and damage. The bones can begin to rub against each other leading to other problems, […]
What is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is caused when the spaces in the spinal column begin to narrow, or there is some kind of intrusion into them. Spinal stenosis can be very painful and it’s important to work closely with your doctor to find out what treatment options will work for you.