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When Sciatic Leg Pain Surges, Chiropractic May Help

By Sandy Schroeder

Sciatic leg pain can develop when we sit too much and move too little. We may also gain weight or forget to exercise. Lumpy mattresses or high heels can add to the problem. At first the symptoms may be mild, but when they become severe, answers become critical.

Sciatica affects the sciatic nerve which runs from the lower back down each leg. Constant or shooting pain on one side of the rear, or burning, tingling, weakness or numbness in the leg, can make normal routines extremely painful.

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

Seeing your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help to identify the problem to find the best solutions.

When you come in, your chiropractor will assess your pain, normal routines, and health history. A spinal adjustment may be used to help you seek pain relief. The spine houses the intricate nervous system that controls everything we do. The brain sends messages to the body to make everything happen. If that communication system hesitates, the body may experience pain and dysfunction.

Your chiropractor helps achieve pain relief in the neck, back or limbs that may be caused by joint restrictions. An adjustment is used with the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.

You may experience pain relief with more movement and less nerve irritation. You may also feel an overall sense of wellness with more alertness and energy.

Finding Pain Relief

As you assess your results, weekly 15-minute adjustments may be the best way to handle sciatic nerve pain. You may also want to consider moving more and exercising with your doctor’s approval.

Exercise can improve the body’s blood flow, dumping inflammatory body chemicals.  Try short 15-minute walks, or swimming or water aerobics. Water helps support the body to ease the pain as you exercise.

Whatever you do to strengthen muscles, promote flexibility, and improve posture will help to reduce your sciatic nerve pain.

I have known several people who ran into sciatic nerve pain. Some had short bouts that went away. They continued movement and stretches to avoid future attacks. Others encountered more severe pain that required ongoing treatment. Eventually, with the help of their chiropractors, they regained their normal routines. They stayed active to prevent a reoccurrence.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help. Everything is simple at The Joint. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Convenient weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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