Sciatica is the pain felt anywhere along the length of the sciatic nerve, it is quite common, and many people will experience some sciatic pain or discomfort at some time in their life. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body and stretches from the lower back down both legs to the big toe. The most common cause of sciatica is a subluxation (misalignment) to one or more of the vertebrae in the lumbar spine (lower back), which irritates the sciatic nerve and causes pain and inflammation. Sciatica pain can be intensely painful, but the good news is that this condition typically clears up in a few weeks.
Subluxations or misalignments of the spine.
Sitting for long periods.
Lifting an object incorrectly.
Muscle strain and its inflammation.
Piriformis muscle spasm.
Lower back pain.
Pain radiating from your lower back down your leg.
Muscle weakness in your legs.
A tingling sensation running down your leg, or in your toes.
Numbness or pain in your big toe.
Numbness in your legs or feet.
“Pins and Needles” sensation in your leg(s) or feet.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SCIATICA
To treat sciatica, we must discover the underlying condition causing the sciatica. The nerve compression could be occurring in different locations along the nerve, it could be directly inside the spinal column, through the pelvic brim, or anywhere along the sciatic nerve. Chiropractors can use orthopedic testing to identify, not only where the nerve compression is taking place, but diagnose the underlying condition causing the symptoms. Once the problem is identified we can begin a specific treatment protocol to begin the recovery process.
Spinal adjustments will alleviate the irritation to the sciatic nerve and pain can be reduced. Additionally, chiropractic care can help to realign your posture, to avoid further compression and irritation in the spine. Dr. Goel will teach you exercises and techniques you can use in your daily life, to help strengthen good posture and maintain optimum spine health and mobility. Self-awareness and the ability to help your body to heal itself is one of the most significant benefits of chiropractic care.
Dr. Goel will also look at the lifestyle factors that have led to the injury and help you make modifications as necessary to prevent future instances.
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At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can be resilient in facing everyday challenges.
Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Remember, if left untreated, sciatica can lead to permanent nerve damage in the future. If you are dealing with sciatica, contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.