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How to Put a Stop to the Pain of Sciatica

Sciatica. For many, this word alone brings up shooting pains and dread. Sciatica is a condition experienced by millions, and those people know all too well just how painful it can be. Whether your sciatica is caused by something with an end in sight (like pregnancy) or it seemingly comes out of nowhere, you are probably interested in finding a way to rid yourself of the pain. If you would like to put a stop to the pain of sciatica, read on for the basics and specifics.

What Is Sciatica?

The word sounds complicated, but it is really fairly simple. Sciatica is a word for the pain experienced when the sciatic nerve is pinched or otherwise injured. The sciatic nerve is located in the lower back and runs into the back of the leg. When this nerve experiences pressure, it can cause pain in the area. The pain can range from dull achiness to excruciating shooting pains. It may cause a tingly sensation or make part of the leg feel numb as well. For many, the pain becomes completely unbearable, and everyday life becomes much more difficult.

What Are the Treatment Options?

Most of the time, medication may help take the sting out of some sciatica pain, but for the most part it is pretty insufficient. Sciatica usually responds to treatment that helps to take pressure off of the nerve. If your sciatica is the result of pregnancy, it should subside after the baby is born. In the meantime, and for those that experience sciatica as the result of some other cause, chiropractic care may be able to help. A chiropractor may be able to adjust the joints and vertebrae of the spine to take pressure off of the nerve, and potentially eliminate the pain.

How Does a Chiropractor Treat?

A chiropractor may start with a consultation or initial examination. Once the cause of the sciatica is determined, then they may be able to move forward with treatment. The chiropractor may be able to align the spine properly. When it is misaligned, which can happen often and fairly easily, pain may be experienced in multiple areas around the body. Aligning the spine may alleviate this pain and take pressure off of the offending nerve. Does it work for sciatica? In fact, this is the choice treatment for many, many people that suffer from this type of pain.

If you are ready to end your sciatic pain, try The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. At The Joint, walk in appointments and an affordable pricing plan make getting care and potential pain relief easier for the majority. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine and alleviate the painful symptoms of sciatica. Get to The Joint today to improve your life now and into the future.

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