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Sciatic pain can be a debilitating and distracting condition that usually begins with low back pain or hip pain and can extend down into one or both legs. The pain caused by Sciatica usually worsens with long periods of sitting or standing and is a common condition, here in Mobile. It is easy to trace some spinal problems to an event, such as a fall, a car accident or a heavy lifting episode. Yet, sciatica is often the result of cumulative damage that can be treated with Chiropractic care. Those suffering from sciatic pain are frequently in their 40s and 50s. Years of bad posture, deconditioning, poor muscle tone, excess weight, improper lifting or countless other causes set the stage. Something simple like bending over to tie your shoes may be the “last straw” to trigger an episode. Fortunately, chiropractic care has proved to be helpful.
Two large sciatic nerves are formed from five pairs of nerves which exit the spine in the lower back. The disc between each spinal bone is often involved in sciatic pain. Bulging or rupture of a disc can put direct pressure on the nearby nerves. Arthritic bone spurs can also intrude into the space normally reserved for the nerves. Swelling and inflammation can cause additional nerve irritation and commonly, more than one of these Sciatica conditions can exist simultaneously. Resulting pain may occur with coughing, sneezing or other kinds of movement which should can be evaluated by your local chiropractor.
Conservative chiropractic management may include a variety of procedures to facilitate pain relief, decompression, reduction of inflammation and healing. Improving joint motion with chiropractic manipulation has safely and successfully produced results for millions. Many patients report that they can resume their normal lives and that their symptoms are alleviated without having to resort to surgery. Most sciatica patients are delighted with the results they get after several weeks of care. Naturally, this varies with each individual patient. The chiropractic approach to sciatica is to help restore the way your spine works, reducing nerve irritation and revitalizing your body’s own healing ability.
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