Living with Sciatica
If you are experiencing pain that radiates from the back or buttocks all the way down the legs, you may have a common condition called sciatica. Many people look for a Athens chiropractor so they don’t have to suffer with the pain of sciatica, and many never achieve a long term solution. An untreated sciatic condition can continue to worsen and make the daily tasks of living go from difficult to impossible. This article is aimed at helping you to understand sciatica and explains how chiropractic treatment can help you to overcome it.
Sciatic Nerve ProblemsThe term sciatica describes symptoms of leg pain and is not in and of itself a medical diagnosis; however, it is a result of an underlying medical condition. Causes of sciatica may include bulging or herniated lumbar discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, pyriformis syndrome, and even pregnancy. Sciatica is usually noted down just one leg. It is possible to present in both legs, but that is truly rare. Below is a list of some different types of symptoms that describe sciatica: Sharp leg pain, Burning muscle pain, Muscle weakness, Foot numbness, Tingling or pins and needles, Shooting electric like pain. If you have either experienced sciatica or at least understand these symptoms, you can probably imagine how even walking around might be difficult.
Sciatica DevelopmentThere are a number of factors that can lead to sciatica. It is most commonly caused by disc injuries and bulges. In this occurrence, the disc presses against the nerve root causing the issue. Disc Injuries can occur because of poor posture, repetitive use injuries, and accidents. Sciatica is also common when there are subluxations (misalignments) in the spine due to postural issues, pregnancy, or trauma. Some patients say they simply bent over to pick up a piece of paper and they were hit with extreme pain. The reality is that the spinal condition was probably developing for quite some time before the triggering incident occurred.
Sciatic Nerve TreatmentChiropractors in Athens are highly trained to zero in on the source of the sciatica and to work with the patient in determining the most suitable approach to treatment. After a thorough assessment of the individual's unique issue, gentle adjustments are made that will allow the body to recover its natural alignment. Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to correct. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it. Once the position of the spine and discs are improved, patients often report improvements to their overall health.
Sciatica Chiropractors Athens GA
I treat sciatica conditions every day in my practice and have helped thousands of people just like you eliminate their pain and return to normal lifestyles. You don’t have to feel as if you are alone in this boat. Spinal decompression is one of my common methods for treating sciatica.
One of the things I feel is most important in our strategy building approach for your sciatica treatment is education. The more you understand the details of your condition and all of the chiropractic treatment options available, the better chance we have at successfully resolving your pain.
If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica call our team at Chiropractic Works today.