The sciatic nerve can be compressed, pinched, twisted, or moved out of position by various things, including injury/s and spinal conditions, diseases, and the most common is a herniated disc. If you are experiencing a shooting, electrical, tingling, numb pain down one of your legs could present sciatica symptoms. This could be time to try the chiropractic solution that can treat sciatica symptoms and bring relief quickly.
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Sciatica is really a symptom itself caused by lumbar radiculopathy. Lumbar radiculopathy is a medical term referring to a low back condition/injury/disorder affecting the nerves in this area. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back down both of the legs and into the feet. Added pressure placed on the nerve from a herniated disc can lead to common symptoms.
Sciatica symptoms include:
Causes of sciatica include:
Misaligned vertebrae, referred to as subluxations, can pressure nerves in the spine – including the sciatic nerve.
The discs that cushion the vertebrae are made of a tough outer layer and a softer inner layer. When the outer layer is damaged, and the inner layer comes out into the spine, it is referred to as disc herniation.
A herniated disc means that the inner layer of the disc is putting pressure on nerves in the spine. A herniated disc impacts the sciatic nerve and can lead to sciatica.
A car accident can easily damage the spine and soft tissues. An accident can cause a misalignment of the spine, a herniated disc, or other injuries that cause sciatica symptoms.
Even the fittest athletes are susceptible to back injuries, which in turn can cause sciatica. The spine and discs can be damaged due to a large impact, repetitive motion injuries, or even twisting incorrectly.
Many sciatica sufferers do not realize that their workplace activities – including repetitive motions and sitting or standing in one position for long periods of time – can lead to sciatica.
Prevention found that sixty percent of individuals with sciatica who failed to find relief from other treatments found their symptoms improved after chiropractic treatment.
The chiropractic solution works because it gets to the source of the problem and relieves pressure on the sciatic nerve. Chiropractic treatments include:
Spinal misalignments are often the cause of sciatica and can be corrected through careful chiropractic adjustments. The chiropractor analyzes the misalignment, then applies pressure to the area to correct the misalignment. The pressure is removed from the sciatic nerve, which is done on and off to get the correct position and massage the inflamed tissues until symptoms improve.
For those whose sciatica is caused by a herniated disc, spinal decompression can bring real relief. The chiropractor can gently stretch the spine using a specially designed table, creating space for the disc to heal and pull back from the sciatic nerve.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our chiropractic team today to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica. We are ready to help you feel better and get back on your feet again. We focus on improving your ability through flexibility, mobility, and agility programs tailored for all age groups and disabilities. We do this to reach as many El Pasoans who need us, no matter the affordability issues.
Patients with sciatica feel better with time, usually a few weeks. If pain continues, other treatment modalities can be discussed. Muscle spasms can accompany sciatica symptoms and can be treated with heat or ice therapy. A doctor may advise light exercise like short walks, and once recovery is established, they may give you exercises to strengthen your back and core.
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