Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. It is not an injury in its own but a symptom of underlying conditions such as herniated disk, bone spur on the spine and spinal stenosis.
Sciatica is often characterized by one or a combination of the following symptoms:
• Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg (rarely can occur in both legs)
• Pain that is worsens when sitting
• Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling or searing
• Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
• A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk
The pain originates from the irritation of the large sciatic nerve commonly due to pressure from the lumbar spine.
The discomfort from sciatica maybe not be constant. It ranges from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating. Not all cases are the same as the underlying conditions are different and as such, the severity of each case varies.
Often, sciatica does not result from a particular traumatic experience but tends to develop over time.
The vast majority reported betterment of the condition within a few weeks or months after seeking non-surgical solutions, such as chiropractic services. For others, however, pressing symptom may require immediate professional attention, such as the loss of ability to control one’s bladder or progressive weakness of a leg. It is however, not to say that without these symptoms, one should avoid treatment. Always give yourself sufficient medical attention as initial symptoms can develop into more serious conditions and be a red flag for existing conditions that you do not know of. Seek professional attention today and contact us now.
How we can help
The causes of Sciatica must be treated on an individualized basis, where Chiropractors investigates and find the roots of the pain through accurate diagnosis from our certified Chiropractors. Then after, our Chiropractors deploy the most effective treatment to rope the patient out of agony. Such treatment includes physical chiropractic adjustments where our doctor adjusts the spine to enhance the patient’s posture and relieve tensions. The hot/cold therapy is also a proven technique to subdue the acute pain of sciatica.