Sciatica can be a distracting pain that starts in the lower back and extends down in to one or both legs. Chiropractic care has been proven to be quite helpful. Sciatica often affects 30 – 50 year olds usually beginning as an acute pain in the lower back and then extends down in to one or both legs. The pain usually worsens with long periods of standing or sitting. Like a large river is created by smaller streams, five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two sciatic nerves. The soft – pulpy disc between each spinal bone is often involved. While a disc can bulge, herniate or rupture this can put direct pressure on nearby nerves. This results in swelling, inflammation and pain when coughing, sneezing or movement.
Sciatica often worsens with extended bed rest. Pain pulls or muscle relaxers are unable to correct the nerve compression caused by a bulging disc. Physical therapy merely exercises the unstable joints. Surgery often involves cutting away disc tissue or removing bone to make room for the nerve.
Fortunately, sciatica often responds to safe and natural chiropractic care. Improving joint motion with a series of chiropractic adjustments has produced results for millions. Before and After images of the lower back often show improved disc height and spacing. Many patients report that they can resume their lives and that their symptoms disappear without drugs and surgery.
Chiropractors are uniquely trained and skilled to evaluate and reduce the most common cause of sciatica nerve pain. Its the natural approach to relief and better health.