Lumbar Spine Treatments Santa Rosa
The lumbar spine refers to the lower area of the spine between the pelvis and thoracic cage. It is made up of 5 vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other with cushion-like intervertebral discs in between. The lower back is the largest movable segment of the vertebral column and is extremely vulnerable to disorders, making it the source of many pain complaints. Lumbar spine pathology can cause low back pain in addition to sciatica. Nerve compression in the low back can cause sciatica. Sciatica is pain that radiates down the legs and can be associated with numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.