If you are suffering from sciatic pain, you may be asking yourself, can a chiropractor help my sciatica pain? It is important to understand that sciatica is a nerve issue. All of the nerves in the human body originate from the spinal column. The sciatic nerve is no different. So even though you may be suffering with leg, hip or even calf pain — chances are good that the nerve is actually compressed somewhere in the spinal column. Chiropractic can be great at relieving pressure on the spinal nerves including the sciatica nerve.
What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is made up of the nerve roots that originate in the spinal cord and into the low back. It runs through the buttock and branches out to extend into the leg down to the foot. Sciatica is the pain, tingling, numbness caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is caused by nerve pain that originates in the back and can radiate down into the lower extremities. Sciatica can be dull and throbbing or can be severely debilitating. It also ranges in frequency to occasional symptoms to constant pain or numbness and tingling.
What can Aggravate Sciatica Symptoms?
-Standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time
-Movements that cause the spine to flex
-Walking or running
-Lying down for long periods of time
-Movements that cause the spine to extend
For sciatica relief, visit The Joints in San Diego CA, and the skilled and professional chiropractors will help to restore your function and reduce your symptoms. The Joint in San Diego provides safe, non-invasive adjustments that may help reduce the debilitating symptoms of sciatica. Don’t wait another day in pain, visit The Joint today.