Sciatica: A Common Health Complaint
Ever have a shooting pain down the back of your leg? Both legs? Pain in your lower back? Doctors call this condition sciatica, and it’s one of the most common health complaints these days. Sciatica pain results from pressure placed on the sciatic nerve, and it can be a minor complaint or a disabling pain.
What is the Sciatic Nerve?
The sciatic nerve, roughly thumb-sized in diameter, runs down your spine and the back of each leg. The longest nerve in your body, often the sciatic nerve is irritated by inflamed soft tissues around it or by bulging discs protruding from between the bones of your vertebrae.
How is Sciatica Treated?
While in bygone days, sciatica was treated with muscle relaxers, pain meds or even surgery, today’s chiropractors can often relieve not only the pain of sciatica but also the cause. By using strategic points on the body and controlled pressure, your chiropractor can actually keep the bones of your spine from pressing on the sciatic nerve.
Yes, We Can Help You
Make an appointment today with Heartlake Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression Centre to see if your sciatica or lower back pain can be successfully treated with chiropractic. There’s no need to suffer another day!