Sciatica is a condition that affects the function of the sciatic nerve, which goes from the lower back down both legs. When this nerve is pinched or pressured, patients may feel anything from minor and temporary discomfort to severe pain that won’t go away. Additionally, the discomfort or pain can occur anywhere along the lower back or legs, depending on where the nerve is pinched or pressured. In most cases, symptoms are felt in only one leg.
Anyone who has discomfort or pain in their lower back or one leg should have their symptoms evaluated to see whether they’re suffering from sciatica. If sciatica is the cause, symptoms can quickly worsen from mild to severe. Therefore, patients should not delay making an appointment with a healthcare provider.
Several different issues can pinch or pressure the sciatic nerve. Some of these conditions are more serious than others. A few of the most common causes of sciatica include:
Additionally, certain risk factors can increase a person’s likelihood of developing sciatica. Known risk factors are age, obesity, and diabetes, as well as sitting for prolonged periods of time and frequently twisting the back.
Chiropractors have a few different ways to treat sciatica and help patients manage the pain the condition can cause. Chiropractors can provide physical therapy, massage therapy, and manual adjustments, among other treatments. Which one is best for a patient will depend on the cause of their sciatica, the severity of their symptoms, and whether they have other medical considerations. In some cases, a chiropractor may suggest more than one treatment to help a patient get over their condition as quickly as possible.
*Our testimonials are the direct experiences of our clients, Results may vary.
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