Saying Goodbye to Sciatica With Chiropractic Care
By Donna Stark
Are you lying on your back again, unable to tackle what needs to be accomplished today? How many days are you going to call in sick from work because of this? Sure, you can (maybe) balance your laptop on your legs just enough to answer a few emails, but the searing pain continues to distract, doesn't it? And even though standing is virtually impossible, the easy solution would be to walk over to your medicine cabinet and grab the array of prescriptions that promise relief. But those anti-inflammatory drugs, opiate-based painkillers, and muscle relaxants aren't the solution to your problem, are they? Their relief is temporary and they can often bring more issues to the table than you could ever imagine. So what can be done about your crippling sciatica pain? Well, it's not as close as your medicine cabinet, but help is closer than you think, and you can find it at The Joint Chiropractic.
What is Sciatica?
When something is the "largest" of anything, it has the potential to cause a lot of damage, and that couldn't be truer than when you are talking about the sciatic nerve. Beginning in the lower back and extending down into the legs, the sciatic nerve is the largest and longest spinal nerve in the body, and is responsible for the motor and sensory functions of the lower body. Simply put, it's a big deal. And because it delivers nerve signals to all points between its beginning and end, it makes sense, then, that when there is a problem with it, a lot of pain can result. Take a look at some of the symptoms a person may experience.
- Lower back pain or hip pain
- Pain that is limited to one leg and/or buttock
- Tingling, prickling, or burning down the leg
- Weakness and numbness in the leg or foot
- Mobility issues with the leg or foot
- Sharp pain that makes it difficult to stand up
- Pain that is worse when sitting
- Relief only when you lay down
How Does Chiropractic Care Help?
Suffering from pain and taking unnecessary medications with potent side-effects and little impact doesn't sound like the best option out there, does it? So try something different and head on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today! Here's how chiropractic care can help.
- Places the spine in its proper alignment
- Removes the pressure, or compression, that is placed on the sciatic nerve
- Reduces inflammation
- Alleviates pain
- Improves circulation
- Encourages natural healing
If you are ready to treat your sciatica naturally, The Joint Chiropractic is the place to go! And with more than 450 locations nationwide, daily hours, and no appointment required, it really couldn't be any easier to find the relief your body has been screaming for!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.