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Help for Sciatica Sufferers
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down the back of the legs from the lower back.The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body which may be why sciatic nerve pain can be so terrible. Sciatica can be caused by misalignment of the lumbar vertebra and pelvis. This is where chiropractic care for sciatic nerve pain is so effective.The sciatica treatment by a chiropractor will remove sciatic nerve irritation by adjusting the bones that are pinching the sciatic nerve.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica can be caused by a host of things. Poor posture, excessive sitting, accidents, falls, car injuries, lifestyle, genetic predisposition, advancing age, there are many causes. Getting rid of the pain is more important then knowing what caused the sciatica. A term you might be unfamiliar with is subluxation. A subluxation is when a bone misaligns and irritates a nerve, in this case the sciatic nerve.
The treatment for sciatica we have found to be most effective uses chiropractic care to stabilize the spine. Spinal decompression of the lumbar nerve roots is helpful in stopping sciatic nerve pain symptoms especially after chiropractic care. Physical therapy is a must for the treatment for sciatica. The soft tissue must help support the structure and when the bones are subluxated there is additional pain arising from the affected muscles. We feel the best cure for sciatica encompasses chiropractic care, physical therapy,spinal decompression and exercises. This is a well rounded sciatica treatment approach. Chronic sciatica will respond to chiropractic adjustments and specific exercises for sciatica pain. The exercises should be incorporated in regular exercise programs to avoid a relapse. Beware a cure for sciatica may be short lived if exercises are not followed on a regular basis.
Symptoms of Sciatica
– low back pain
– pain in the rear of the leg
– hip pain sciatica
– burning sensation in the leg
– weakness and pain in the leg sciatica
– shooting pain from the back into the leg
– toe/foot pain
Surgery is risky process and should only be considered in severe sciatic cases that fail to respond to less risky sciatic nerve pain treatments . When pain is is so intolerable and the sciatic symptoms are so great surgery may seem the only way out. In fact many surgeries will fail causing permanent sciatic nerve damage and painful sciatic nerve injury. Sciatic nerve pain relief should begin with the least invasive therapies like
, physical therapy and spinal decompression provide a solid basis when looking to cure sciatica.If these conservative methods fail , surgery for sciatic nerve relief is always a last option. It should never be the first treatment option.
How To Cure Sciatica
Begin with accepting that you will need to exercise to keep sciatica from returning. You may have to change your lifestyle. Staying in good shape may prevent sciatic nerve problems from returning. Look for a well rounded treatment plan that includes chiropractic care to take tension off the spine that is causing the sciatica nerve problem.This alone can provide significant sciatic nerve relief. A complete program should include physical therapy and exercise. Tougher cases may require spinal decompression to take disc pressure off the sciatic nerve. Call us today at 203-656-3636 for help with your sciatic nerve symptoms. The sooner you act the faster we can help. Be assured we know how to treat your sciatica. If you would like to schedule an appointment click the schedule now tab. You will be directed to an online scheduler where you can easily schedule a convenient time to be examined. You can also call our office at 203 -656-3636. We look forward to helping you feel better fast.