Treating Sciatica From Your Lancaster Chiropractor
Recent studies suggest that over 40 percent of the population will suffer from some form of sciatic nerve pain in their lifetime. It is worthwhile to gain a better understanding of this sometimes debilitating condition. Sciatica is the painful condition that is associated with the largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve. This nerve originates from nerve roots that protrude from the spine near the lower back and extends downward through the buttock and further down each leg. When there is a problem with the lower back (degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, lumbar herniated disc or spinal stenosis) people will often complain of symptoms that are associated with Sciatica.
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica pain is usually located in the lower back and lower extremities. Sciatic nerve pain generally depends on where the nerve is pinched. There is always an underlying condition. Oddly enough the pain generally is not felt in both legs and feet at once. It is generally only experienced in one or the other. The same general rule applies to the feet as well. Pain is typically worse when the Sciatica sufferer is sitting rather than standing. The pain typically feels as if it is moving through the leg and into the foot and toes. Sufferers describe the pain as "tingling, searing" or "burning". Sciatica sufferers also complain that the pain may come on as a sharp pain that makes it unbearable to stand or walk.
How Can Our Chiropractors Treat Sciatica
There are many courses of treatment that a sufferer may utilize to help alleviate the pain of Sciatica. As part of the treatment team, it is important to understand that much depends on what the underlying causes may be and what you may want to do about those conditions. Chiropractors can help with many non-surgical treatment options that include guided manual manipulations, spinal adjustments, and spinal alignment treatment as well as massage and physical therapy sessions.
Contact Your Lancaster Chiropractor Today
Relief from Sciatica starts with knowing that you do not have to suffer alone or in silence. Contact Allied Physical Health today if you have further questions or want to arrange an appointment to meet our chiropractor Eric Shaver at (661) 945-4441. Come down and visit our office where any of our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you learn more about Sciatica. Our office is located at 314 West Ave J, Lancaster, CA 93534.