Sciatica, or radiculopathy, means that the radicular nerve found in the lower back is being pinched or irritated, i.e. herniated discs or some other type of trauma or disorder in the lower back. This nerve extends from the lower part of your spinal cord and runs down the back of your leg and into your foot.
Being in a car accident can leave you dealing with pinched nerves and sciatica. The sheer impact of the collision could end up causing your body to twist and jerk in an unnatural way. That shifting could cause your spinal column and vertebrae to compress, thus leading to a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves can occur in your back, neck and any number of other places. When a pinched nerve occurs, it can leave you with tingling, numbness and an inability to move that part of the body without being in a significant amount of pain.
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