Do You Suffer From Sciatica?
Sciatica can be a real pain in the buttocks! If you are experiencing pain that radiates from the back or buttocks, all the way down the legs and even times into your foot, you may have a common condition called sciatica. Although many people may suffer from this type of pain, rarely do they achieve any real long term solutions for it. An untreated sciatic condition can continue to worsen and make the daily tasks of living go from difficult to impossible. If left untreated, there could be permeant nerve damage. This is where chiropractic treatment can help you resolve the point of contention in your body which is causing this underlying pain.
The reason why the pain travels so far seems to radiate up and down the legs, and back is because it is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This nerve originates in the lumbar spine extends into the buttocks before traveling down the leg to the ankle and foot. When the vertebrae in the low back are compressed, the roots of the sciatic nerve can become pinched and irritated, which is what causes the pain and injury.
There may be several factors that can lead to sciatica such as disc injuries and bulging discs. As the disc presses on the nerve causing the radiating pain, you are feeling. Disc injuries and subluxations or misalignments can occur as a result of poor posture, repetitive use injuries and accidents, pregnancy or trauma. In fact, simple motions such as bending to pick up something can trigger this pain because the spinal condition was probably developing for quite some before the triggering incident occurred.
The Chiropractors at the Chiropractic Nutrition Center are highly trained in the functions of the body and will pin point the source of the sciatica issues and to work with the patient in determining the most suitable approach to treatment. After an initial assessment of the individual's unique issues, gentle adjustments will be made allowing the body to recover its natural alignment.
Undoubtedly, 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 correct. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. However, 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 improvements to their overall health. If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica call our office today.