Back pain is the #1 reason for doctor visits each year. Lower back pain affects an average of over 17 million adults per year in the United States, and it affects athletes of all sports at one point or another.
Over 30% of those with lower back pain will experience discomfort the following year, and about 20% will experience a substantial decrease in mobility. If you are continually suffering from lower back pain, you may be experiencing nerve damage to the lumbago or sciatic area.
The US National Library of Medicine of the National Institute of Health reported that 20% to 35% of patients with back pain suffer from a neuropathic pain component. Once the discomfort begins, it is important to schedule an evaluation from a specialist like the doctors at Functional Health Institute Functional Health who understand and treat nerve damage.
A person with sciatic or lumbar pain can experience the following issues: