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 […]