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Sciatic Pain Treatment

Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment

Get the Facts about Sciatica in Orange City FL

Sciatica is a pain that runs the length of the sciatic nerve which actually starts in an area of the lower back and runs down the length of one leg, often into the foot and toes. Sciatica is caused by an irritation of the sciatic nerve resulting from pressure due to shifting of bones, ligaments and tissues.

People suffering from sciatica (sciatic nerve pain) also at times can experience a burning, tingling, tickling or prickly sensation, usually on one side of the body, running down the leg. People often describe a shooting, burning, tingling pain that at times can travel into the foot. The type and amount of pain a person experiences depends on the location of the nerve irritation and compression.

In some instances the pain can began very mild, while in others, over time, it has developed into a more severe and debilitating pain. Although most people will recover from an episode of sciatica within a few weeks, the pain may be reduced but the underlying issue is most likely still there and if left untreated can return with vengeance. In instances when irritation or pressure on the sciatic nerve is left untreated and allowed to persist and worsen over time, other troubling issues can begin to arise such as muscle wasting (when muscles waste away), loss off bladder control and sexual dysfunction. These are all problems that we all want to avoid but tt all depends on the underlying cause which it why it is vital to got take precautionary measures to see if

Sciatica and Nerve Damage

Although it is rare, in some instances sciatica can result in permanent nerve damage and the issues can not be fixed. But the irritation of the nerve that causes the sciatica pain usually is reversible.

Symptoms of a more serious medical problem include bladder or bowl incontinence, growing weakness, or the loss of sensation in the leg.

Where the Sciatic Nerve is Located

Sciatic nerves are the longest in the body. They extend from the lower back all the way down to the toes.

Sciatic nerves exit the spin between two vertebrae in the lower back and travel behind the hip joint down the buttock and along the back of each leg into the foot.

Sciatica is caused by the irritation of one or both of these nerves. Typically, a herniated disc applies pressure on the sciatic nerve root.

Often, people experiencing sciatica have leg pain, which makes them mistakenly think that the sciatica is caused by some sort of problem within the leg.

Other causes of sciatica can include spinal tumors, spondylolysis and spondylolisthese, trauma, spinal stenosis, or sciatic nerve tumor or injury. The goal here at our office is to find the root cause and develop a treatment plan of correction. Masking the pain for a limited time is fine but one would never want to take this rout for very long as masking the pain will never cure it, just allow time for you to run on a body that is breaking down, only causing you more problems in the long run.

Anybody Can Have Sciatica

Many people believe that sciatica is something that only effects old people or those who have a sedentary lifestyle in front of the tv all day. And while it’s true that sitting all day causes people to be at a risk for sciatica, it actually can affect active people and those of all ages as well, especially if they participate in activities that involve twisting the back or carrying heavy loads frequently.

With Sciatica Treatment, in most cases, sciatica will begin to resolve itself within a few weeks. Treatment options included  are a protocol of exercise, therapy and chiropractic care. For some patients, however, the pain can last much longer, so individualized treatment plans are recommended and at times patients need some medications to help with pain.

Chiropractic Care and Sciatica

Here at our Chiropractic office in Orange City FL, we have safe, gentle and effective sciatic pain treatments that are natural and a less invasive option for treating sciatica. We treat each patient with an individual based protocol that is structured based on your history, a detailed exam, a series of X-Rays and a motion study based, in depth X-Ray analysis.  the goal of our care it to gently manipulating the spine so that it returns to its normal state, pressure on the sciatic nerve can be relieved and the pain from sciatica can go away and stay away with proper maintenance.

If you or somebody you know is suffering from sciatica (sciatic nerve pain), contact us today for a sciatic pain consultation. Our expert chiropractic medical professionals can tell you if chiropractic treatments for sciatica is a good option for treating your sciatica and other pain and spinal issues.

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