The longest nerve in your system, the sciatic nerve, travels from your lumbar region through your hips and buttocks and down your legs. When nearby tissue presses on this nerve, sciatica develops, resulting in pain, numbness, paralysis, or other sorts of irritation.
Due to the length and location of this nerve, sciatic pain is exceedingly uncomfortable and can frequently make it difficult for you to move, rest, or stand properly. Because sitting strains the muscles and puts more pressure on the sciatic nerve, the discomfort can be greater when you’re sitting.
The intensity of sciatica pain varies from person to person and can be either intermittent or ongoing.
- Mild, constant tingling
- Dull, persistent ache
- Burning sensations
- Sharp pain in one or more parts of the leg
Sciatica is essentially a sign of a problem that is pressing on the sciatic nerve, not the problem itself. You should see a doctor as soon as you can to have your illness diagnosed and treated since there are so many different probable causes of sciatica.
The majority of people will turn to painkillers to treat their sciatica pain, but sadly, doing so just results in temporary relief and does little to address the underlying cause. Along its course, the sciatic nerve can become painful if it is crushed, pinched, or irritated. Usually, a musculoskeletal condition — which chiropractors are adept at treating — is the cause of the nerve-related problem. Chiropractic adjustments are effective in the pressure on the sciatic nerve and provide relief to someone experiencing sciatica pain.
Chiropractic therapy has a significant impact on the functioning of the nervous system as a whole, which also affects the bones and muscles that encircle the peripheral nerves and causes sciatica. The brain can communicate with other areas of the body quickly and effectively when the nervous system is working optimally, enabling our body to function normally. However when the brain’s signals are disrupted (such as when a nerve is compressed or irritated), the body is not able to receive the data or react to it appropriately, which results in malfunction, discomfort, and illness.
Light stretching and exercise might help to relieve your discomfort and the pressure on the nerve. However these methods are only temporary as sciatica will linger as long as the nerve compression persists.
The best course of action is to see a chiropractor, where they can treat the root cause directly and effectively.
Our spine and nerve specialists can treat all these issues, which include headaches, neck discomfort, muscular pain, and lower back pain. We focus on detecting the root of the problem, structural corrections and possibly permanently reversing the problem.