Sciatica, pain felt from the sciatic nerve, usually begins in the lower back, runs through the buttocks, and goes into the leg. Sciatica and the lower back pain accompanying it are usually caused by problems with the spine. Herniated discs or spinal subluxations can both cause the crippling pain of sciatica that is caused by the sciatic nerve running through the lower back into the legs. Herniated discs can be caused by a number of things, such as repeated trauma from hours of sitting at a desk or any injury to the spine. Symptoms of sciatica can be a dull or sharp pain, weakness in the lower extremities, or a tingling or burning sensation. Because the sciatic nerve is the cause of the pain, chiropractic care is a great solution to bring about relief from sciatica.
How Does Chiropractic Manage Sciatica Pain?
Those who experience intense pain often look for relief from over-the-counter medications to alleviate pain. Sciatica sufferers may try hot or cold compresses at the point of pain, or even steroid shots in an attempt to correct the problem. While the pain may resolve itself for a while, it usually returns again with a vengeance. A Lithia Springs chiropractor can offer relief from sciatica pain without painful shots or harmful medications for a more permanent solution to sciatica. It is scientifically proven that sciatica pain stems from a spinal misalignment of the lower lumbar spine. Because the spine is part of the central nervous system that controls the nerves and functions in our body, it is an obvious solution for relieving pain caused by the sciatic nerve. A Lithia Springs chiropractor can gently adjust the spine to correct spinal misalignments and alleviate pain along the sciatic nerve, all the while improving the function of other body systems as well. Focusing on a spinal subluxation or herniated disc ensures that the root cause of the pain is managed so that you don’t risk pain returning days or months later. Even the most severe cases of sciatica can be improved with consistent chiropractic care over time. A Lithia Springs chiropractor is the best line of defense in correcting sciatica issues and experiencing relief from pain.
Can Chiropractic Help With More Than Sciatica Pain?
Another added benefit of chiropractic is that it doesn’t just help with back or nerve pain like sciatica. It benefits the entirety of the body. Chiropractic seeks to correct spinal alignments so that the central nervous system can function properly, communicating with all other systems of the body. When misalignments are removed, nerve interference is also removed. As a result, the body functions at optimal levels, ensuring improved health and wellness and better overall quality of life.
How Has Chiropractic Helped Others With Nerve Pain?
Numerous studies have been conducted to show how chiropractic has successfully given relief to those who suffer from nerve pain like sciatica. In one study, a male with hypertension, sciatica, and wrist pain sought chiropractic care for his pain. After just two months of care, his health concerns were 100% resolved, proving that chiropractic is indeed effective for treating not only sciatica, but also the whole body. Another case study of a female with fibromyalgia and sciatic pain showed a 98% resolution of sciatica after 6 months of chiropractic adjustments. Rest assured that chiropractic can resolve your sciatica along with a myriad of other health problems. After several visits, you will notice an improvement in sleep patterns, better mobility, and a better outlook on life.
No matter how minor or severe your sciatica may be, consult with Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic to see how chiropractic can bring you much desired relief.
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