Reducing Sciatic Pain With Chiropractic & Proper Posture

It should not be terribly shocking to learn that the way a person walks and carries their body throughout the day can really play a big part in determining a person's physical health and wellness. Poor posture can lead to such uncomfortable physical symptoms as cramps in the neck and even a more angsty mood. This is actually a best case scenario in the case of poor posture. As anyone with scaitica pain knows, it sometimes seems like just the very slightest of triggers or changes in the body can set off a lasting episode of sciatic nerve pain and discomfort.

As I learned from an informative article by Spine Healthhere are some of the reasons why your posture can cause sciatic pain - and how chiropractic can help correct both your stance as well as treating your discomfort. 

Sciatic pain occurs whenever something is impeding on the sciatic nerve; this can be a bone, spinal disc, or a muscle that has simply become positioned in an incorrect manner and is now irritating the sciatic nerve. This is why learning how to walk, sit, and move in a proper posture can really make a big difference in improving your sciatic nerve pain, stiffness, and overall levels of discomfort in your body as a result of sciatic pain.

When a person's body has learned through muscle memory to move in an incorrect posture, unhealthy walking and sitting patterns begin to form and take shape in the body, which can really irritate the sciatic nerve. Poor posture can lead to a development of bulging or herniated spinal discs, which can certainly cause spasm that lead to sciatic nerve pain and even damage.

If you have poor posture and you also have sciatic nerve pain, it is safe to say that these two issues are more than likely connected to each other. Even if you do not have sciatic nerve pain, if you do have poor posture, you may end up experiencing negative health issues, and you may even end up developing sciatic nerve pain later on down the line if your posture remains unchecked.

Fortuantely, chiropractic care can help treat sciatic nerve pain while also correcting posture.At a standard chiropractic treatment session, the doctor of chiropractic will examine the spinal column for any subluxations, or misalignments. These subluxations often cause inflammation and stiffness in the body, and can make sciatic nerve pain worse. Using manual manipulation techniques, a chiropractor can gently correct these misalignments in your spine so that, over time, you may experience greater pain relief and even a more steady posture. 

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