Conditions Treated: Sciatica
Sciatica is a distracting pain that begins in the lower back and extends down one or both legs. It typically worsens with periods of sitting or standing.
The discs between the spinal bones of the lower back are often involved.
Trauma can cause one or more discs to bulge. This crowds nearby nerves, causing irritation and inflammation. Coughing, sneezing or other kinds of movement can be painful. If neglected, the nerve irritation extends down one or both legs along the sciatic nerves. The pain appears in the leg, but the culprit is often the lower back!
Fortunately, improving joint motion in the lower back with a program of chiropractic adjustments has produced results for many people.
It all starts with a consultation and thorough examination. If I think I can help, I'll tell you. And if I don't think I can help, I'll tell you that too and refer you to someone I think can. Get started today.
TOP Reasons Chiropractic for Sciatica Works
1. It is Natural.
Chiropractic care deals with the entire spinal column, and is focused on restoring proper alignment. When your spinal column is aligned properly, ALL of your nerves (including the sciatic) are able to work properly. As an added bonus, your body is more prone to healing from inflammation and other illnesses when the spinal column is aligned. Because it is natural, you are not at risk of becoming addicted to pain killers or taking medications that can wreak havoc on other parts of your body.
2. The Results are Long Lasting.
If you have sciatica, and have had the condition for a while, chances are you will require several adjustments. The reason for this is because it takes some time for your muscles to readjust to supporting the spinal column in the way they were designed to. In other words, it is your muscles that hold
your spinal alignment. However, once you achieve this alignment - the results are long-term. Most people find that they do not need to continuously go back to a chiropractor once they achieve spinal harmony.
3. Pain Relief is Immediate!
As mentioned in #2, you may require several adjustments. However, most people - especially those suffering from sciatica experience a degree of immediate pain relief after just one adjustment.
Chiropractic care has been proven to be effective in combating sciatica, even if the pain comes from herniated disks. It is important that on your first visit to a chiropractor you insist on having X-Rays taken to ensure that there are no underlying issues they need to know about before you get an adjustment.
Also, make sure that you find a chiropractor who is licensed in your area. All chiropractor's have different ways of approaching treatment and finding one that fits both your needs and your choices in healthcare is very important.