Chronic pain from the back or buttocks and down through your legs could be sciatica. In order to relieve the pain of sciatica, many people search for a chiropractor. If left untreated, sciatica can get worse until normal daily activities become impossible to do. The goal of this article is to improve your knowledge of sciatica as well as show how chiropractic care at Thomson Chiropractic Center can help you.
Sciatica, or sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that creates pain, starting in the lower back and continuing through the back of the leg to the foot. Extended periods of standing or sitting can be unbearably painful when dealing with sciatica. In addition, it can cause weakness, tingling, and numbness throughout the leg and foot. Often times it will come and go throughout a person's lifetime, causing periods of varying degrees of pain and discomfort. Regardless, sciatica requires immediate.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. Compression of your sciatic nerve is the reason why pain travels throughout the legs and back. Originating from the lumbar spine, and then extending into the buttocks and down the legs to the ankle and foot. When vertebrae in the low back become misaligned, the sciatic nerve can become compressed and irritated, which causes pain and possible injury.
HOW DO YOU DEVELOP SCIATICA?
Disc bulges, disk herniations, spinal misalignment, degenerative conditions, vertebral stenosis are all factors that lead to sciatica. It is most commonly caused by disc herniations and disc bulges. Generally, in this incidence, the disc presses against the nerve root causing the issue. Disc injuries can occur because of poor posture, repetitive use injuries, and accidents. Pregnancy is also a common cause of sciatica. Some patients say that simply bending over to pick up a piece of paper started their sciatica. Most likely the spinal condition was probably developing for quite some before the triggering incident occurred.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SCIATICA AT THOMSON CHIROPRACTIC CENTER
Following a complete evaluation, gentle adjustments will be made to align the spine and reduce or remove nerve compression to help relieve the patient's sciatica pain.
Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to address. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it. Once the position of the spine and discs are improved, patients often report reduction or elimination of pain symptoms and improvements to their overall health. If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica call us today.