Sciatica And Chiropractic Care

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Sciatica

This often described as pain that runs from lower back and buttocks area down to one or both legs which even goes as far as the toes for those severe cases. This happens because the largest nerve in the body, which is the sciatica nerve, is being compressed.

Different sufferers may describe different severity kind of pain that can last for just days or become recurring but ultimately they experience the same pathway of pain which from the lower back, buttocks, legs and possibly toes. Other possible symptoms include muscle weakness, numbness, as well as tingling sensation—the most common symptom of this condition.

 

 

Causes Of Sciatica

  • Herniated Disc

This is when the gel-like substance in the center of your disc bulges out. When this happens that gel-like thing puts pressure on the area which then cause the beginning of sciatica pain.

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

This condition can also cause stress on the sciatic nerve because the narrowing of either the spinal central canal or neural foramen squeezes and irritates the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord.

  • Spondylolisthesis

This condition affects the nerve because it leads to one or more spinal vertebrae being displaced and then slipping over another which then pinches the nerve.

  • Piriformis Syndrome

With this one, the muscle surrounding the sciatic nerve spasms or becomes hypertonic. As a result, it irritates the sciatic nerves.

  • Sciatica Nerve Tumor, Sciatica Nerve Injury, Back Trauma

This three may be the least likely cause of sciatica pain because a tumor hardly ever develops and a trauma or injury that will directly affect the sciatic nerve is farfetched but it’s a possibility.

 

How Chiropractic Care Helps

  • Diagnose Your Sciatica Problem

Musculoskeletal issues are not always easy to diagnose unless you specialize on them. This is why it’s important to seek a chiropractor in case your primary health care provider is struggling with diagnosing your condition.

  • Realigns Your Spine

We can hardly tell by ourselves if we have misalignments in the spine. However, when it happens it really affects the entire body little by little, especially the surrounding nerves and muscles. So getting adjusted can really help make a difference in your sciatica condition.

  • Alleviate The Pressure

When you get adjusted, whatever is it that is irritating or putting pressure on the nerve will be lifted and put back to its proper alignment. Therefore, pressure on the sciatic nerve will be eliminated as well as the pain.

  • Allows Your Body’s Innate Ability To Heal Itself To Take Place

Our body has its own ability to heal itself, but when it’s hindered it also struggles to perform that ability to its best. Subluxations are often the hindrances in the natural flow of our body’s proper functioning. Through chiropractic care, it ensures that your body functions in a healthy way and even reduces the risk of future sciatic nerve concerns in the future.