Chiropractic Helps Unravel Sciatic Pain
By Sandy Schroeder
Sciatic nerve pain can be mildly irritating or as intense as an exposed nerve in the dentist’s office. The pain begins in the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back all the way down the back of each leg.
Symptoms usually flare in one leg. Burning, tingling, numbness, weakness or shooting pain can run all the way from the lower back to the toes.
If you are dealing with sciatic nerve pain, it is crucial to get a prompt diagnosis.
See Your Chiropractor
The licensed chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have the training and experience to help you pin the problem and seek pain relief.
Your chiropractor will review daily routines and health history. A spinal adjustment may be used to correct restrictions in the spine. This gentle adjustment seeks to restore function, and soothe nerve irritation. Far-reaching pain relief may be achieved, allowing the body heal without invasive surgery or prescription medications.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica can be caused by added weight, extended inactivity, lumpy mattresses, or high heels. Additional causes can be pregnancy, herniated disc -- which is a bulge in the cushion between bones in the spine -- bone degeneration, or tight hip muscles.
As you evaluate the results of the spinal adjustment, you and your chiropractor can put together an ongoing treatment plan. Heat or ice applications, and slow but continued movement, can help you ease back into your normal routine. Your chiropractor will monitor your progress.
At the same time, you may want to try gentle daily stretches with your doctor and your chiropractor’s approval. These stretches from Prevention.com can be done in bed, morning and night. Or they can be done on a mat.
- Knee Stretch - Lie on the back. Hug knees to chest letting the lower back round. Hold 30 seconds.
- Pelvic Tilt - Lie face up on bed with knees bent, feet flat. Draw abdominals in to flatten lower back. Hold five seconds.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready when you are. They make everything simple. Extended weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. Affordable health care plans do not require insurance. No appointments are needed. See you there.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.