Sciatica & Back Pain
Sciatica is a chronic condition caused by an irritated sciatic nerve which results in pain spasms down the lower back into the buttocks and legs. Because the root cause of sciatica is a misalignment in the lower spine, it can be caused by any number of things, such as improperly lifting something heavy, sitting in a chair for too many hours a day, or bad posture!
Pain will randomly strike and ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away. As long as the sciatic nerve is being compressed by a spinal misalignment, the pain will persist.
The sciatic nerve has multiple roots and is quite long, so discovering the source of the pain is tricky. Once diagnosed, however, the chiropractor can begin to work on the problem. Drugs and surgery are one way to go, but if there were a natural remedy that could avoid that unpleasantness, wouldn’t you want to know about it?
Sciatica isn’t back pain, it’s nerve pain, and needs to be treated as such. Depending on other factors like age, health and fitness levels, and how long the patient has been suffering from sciatica, it can take a short or long period of time to correct. Our gentle approach will help you find relief regardless of the timeline!
The absolute safest form of sciatica treatment is chiropractic care. It’s also the most effective. Sometimes sciatica is mild irritation, sometimes it’s extreme pain. It can be triggered by a sneeze or a cough. It could feel like pins and needs, or sharp pain. There are many side effects to sciatica as well.
Medication can only provide temporary relief however, by masking symptoms. Medication can’t fix a spinal misalignment or a herniated disc (not yet, anyway). Chiropractic care, can. As well, with breakthroughs in rehab practices, we can have you healed and back to normal much faster!