Sciatica is literally a "pain in the butt"! It is characterized as pain starting in the lower back and/or butt area traveling down the back of the leg. A severe sciatic episode can be debilitating with burning and/or numbness sensations and even weakness of the leg.
Due to the sciatic nerve being the largest and longest nerve of the body and of its location in the pelvic area, it is often a common problem. The pelvic area (the hip bones and tailbone), is the foundation of the spine. Therefore, it experiences high pressure from the upper body's weight coming down and from the ground forces through the legs coming up.
An obvious cause of sciatica is a trauma. An injury such as a slip/fall, sport injury, lifting improperly, and a motor vehicle accident are common culprits.
A less obvious reason for sciatica is repetitive stress. Daily stress such as improper sleep positions, prolong sitting/driving for work, poor posture, and even pregnancy are common causes.
Research shows that when treated with Chiropractic, sciatica has a 8-9% greater rate of recovery than if patients were to use standard medical care.
The Chiropractic approach is focused on addressing the root cause of sciatica. A thorough consultation, examination, and x-rays of the lumbosacral spine (lower back and tailbone area), will determine your Chiropractic care. A program of Chiropractic adjustments complimented with a stretching and strengthening program will aid in the resolution of sciatica.
If you would like to find the solution for your sciatic pain, give us a call at #948-8722, for your appointment today!
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