Get Some Relief From Sciatic Pain!

Published July 31st, 2018 by Dr. Hoder

We've seen our fair share of patients suffering from sciatic nerve pain and are happy to report our practice can provide natural relief. But how do you know if you have sciatica? And what can you do?

Many patients experiencing sciatic pain describe these symptoms:

  • Burning or tingling down one or both legs

  • Pain in the buttocks or leg that worsens when sitting

  • A shooting pain, making standing diffcult

  • Numbness, weakness, or difficulty using the leg or foot

If any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, you might be suffering from sciatica. The good news is that we can help!

What Exactly Is Sciatica?

Imagine a large river that is comprised of smaller streams. Your two sciatic nerves are similar in that they are made up of four-five pairs of nerves that leave the spine in the lower back. Typically, the soft, pulpy disc between each spinal bone is involved. Though your discs can't "slip", then can herniate, bulge, or rupture which can put direct pressure on the nearby nerves. 

Like a large river created by smaller streams, four or five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two sciatic nerves. The soft disc between each of the spinal bones is often involved. While a disc can’t “slip,” it can bulge, herniate or rupture. This can put direct pressure on the nearby nerves. 

What does that mean? Inflammation and swelling! Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain could even radiate down to the foot and toes!

What Can You Do?

Sciatica pain can certainly be distracting, but the good news is that it very rarely produces permanent nerve damage, especially when you quickly seek chiropractic care! Chiropractic is so successful in providing pain relief for sciatica, that it's almost considered routine.

The biggest challenge will be your patience. Unlike artificial solutions like drugs (or more drastically) surgery, chiropractic care is not for the impatient. Chiropractic helps to restore proper relationships between bones, nerves, and discs. This is a natural approach that relies on the healing ability of the body, which moves at its own pace. You patience will be well worth it, as our goal is to treat the root of the problem, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from sciatic nerve pain and are looking for a natural, non-invasive form of treatment, schedule a consultation today.

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