Sciatica, what is the best treatment for it?
Do you have shooting pain or burning pain down the leg? Are you experiencing a tingling or numbness sensation in your leg? Does your pain get worse with prolonged sitting or standing? If you answered “yes” to any of these, then there’s a high likelihood that you have a condition known as Sciatica.
One of the primary causes of Sciatica is restricted motion in spinal joints. When the bones and joints of the spine are not moving well, it will cause nerve root irritation or compression.
When the nerve gets irritated, the pain and other symptoms of Sciatica are produced.
What are the causes of Sciatica?
One of the primary causes of Sciatica is a restricted motion in spinal joints. When the bones and joints of the spine are not moving well, this causes an irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. When the nerve is irritated, the pain and other symptoms of Sciatica are produced.
There are some additional conditions that can cause Sciatica to develop. These include:
- Slipped Disc
- Muscle Spasms
- Bone fractures, tumors, and infections
What are the symptoms of Sciatica?
The symptoms of Sciatica are typically felt on only one side of the body, as it is rare that both sides would be affected at the same time. However, in severe cases, a Sciatica condition which is left unaddressed and unattended to over time can affect both sides, alternating from one side to the other. These symptoms include:
- Tingling, burning, or shooting pain on one side of the body, starting in the lower back and going down the buttock and leg, sometimes all the way to the foot
- Pain that gets worse after sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Pain that gets worse when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or while having a bowel movement
- Weakness or numbness in the thigh, leg or foot
- Walking can be painful or difficult
What is the best treatment for Sciatica?
Many patients suffering from Sciatica will find immediate relief under our care. While it can take as long as several weeks to several months to resolve, most people with Sciatica start to feel better right away. Perhaps best of all, the Sciatica can be eradicated without drugs or surgery.
Countless people thank Chiropractic for their freedom from pain and improved quality of life. You can be one of them. All you need to do is take that first step.