Sciatica is a common condition that causes lower back, knee, and leg pain. This pain can range from an uncomfortable numbness to intolerable sharp pain. Symptoms can consist of hip pain, difficultly with leg movement, pain in the buttocks when sitting, or difficultly standing without experiencing shooting leg pain. Knowing the source of your sciatica pain and how to relieve it is important if you are suffering from this condition.
What Causes Sciatica?
4 out of every 10 people will develop sciatica, or experience irritation of the sciatic nerve, at some point in their life. Sciatica begins in the nerves of the lower back and travels through nerves in the leg to cause pain in the knee, thighs, or feet. Most people experience this pain one side of the lower body. Some experience a sharp, shooting feeling throughout their entire leg, while others experience it as a dull numbness or tingling. Coughing, sneezing, or prolonged standing could all worsen the pain from Sciatica. A herniated disk, spinal stenosis, pregnancy, wearing heals, and back muscle spasms could all be potential causes of sciatica.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
It’s important to treat the pain of Sciatica, but it’s even more important to determine and address the root cause. Chiropractors use different techniques to alleviate sciatic pain depending on the severity of the condition. These treatments are non-invasive and help to find the source of the pain without risky surgical procedures. Spinal adjustments can be used to permanently eliminate pain over time. These adjustments will work to restore vertebral bodies to their correct position in the spine, making room for the nerves to move freely. It is important to remember that sciatica and other back pain could be the result of a more serious underlying condition. If you are experiencing symptoms similar to sciatica or any other back discomfort, visit a chiropractor immediately.
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