L4-S1 NERVE ROOT PROBLEMS

Issues of the nerve roots in the lower back can cause symptoms in the lower limb. We call it lumbar radiculopathy. You might know it as ‘referred’ pain- this is because the pain is left in the leg rather than the lower back. SOLE THERAPY can help you manage this pain effectively by working from the ground up.

Lower back nerve root problems can manifest in the lower leg as:

  • Pain
  • Paraesthesia
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Reflex loss

These symptoms occur when the spinal nerve roots in the lower back are compressed or irritated:

  • Disc herniation- protruding disc which compresses the nerve root
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes- altering the nerve blood flow
  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Poor lifting techniques
  • Repetitive motions

SOLE THERAPY podiatrists will thoroughly assess you to determine the level of your nerve root issue and contributing factors. We can then assist with correcting poor posture and biomechanics, core strengthening and shock absorption. Sole Therapy also has great relationships with health professionals and will work closely with them on your case to get you out of pain.

If you have pain in your lower limb that isn’t getting better then call us now for an appointment.

Words from one of our Podiatrist's,

 

DR VICTORIA KOKOTATSIOS
(PODIATRIST)