How To Find Relief From Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a pain that can be extremely debilitating for thousands of people every year. The pain generally hits around the hip and can shoot down through the leg. It can often make the simplest of things like standing a chore for those who suffer through it. The pain can feel like a lightning rod going through your body, even causing those who ignore it a loss of sleep.
Sciatica refers to the pain and inflammation of the sciatic nerve. It is technically a definition of the symptoms rather than a diagnosis of what is really irritating the root problem. Here are a few causes of sciatica that we routinely come across at our chiropractic practice:
Spinal disc herniation – This happens when a spinal disc herniation is presses on one of the sciatic nerve roots.
Spinal stenosis – This happens when a the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord or sciatic nerve roots.
Piriformis syndrome – This is what happens when the sciatic nerve runs through the piriformis muscle rather than underneath it. The syndrome affects around 15% of the populations. Men typically suffer from this condition due to carrying a wallet in their back pocket, where the wallet will compress the muscles of buttocks and sciatic nerve when sitting down.
Chiropractic treatment has been proven as a safe and effective method for the treatment of acute sciatica. The first steps to treating your root problems is by receiving an accurate diagnosis from your physician or chiropractor equipped with x-ray equipment. Regular adjustments and preventative methods used by chiropractors is a safe method of treating the ailment without surgical intervention.
For more information about sciatica and chiropractic treatments, please contact Ribley Family Chiropractic with your questions.