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Oh, my aching back! If you suffer from sciatica, there’s a good chance you’ve uttered those words many times. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve – a major nerve that runs from the lower back and down both legs – becomes compressed where it exits the spine. Like other types of low back pain, it can occur as a result of accidents, repetitive strain and postural issues. But unlike other back pain, it usually causes shooting pain that extends through the buttock and into the legs.
At Health 1st, we understand the toll sciatica can take, and we also know that when it isn’t properly treated from the start, it can recur over and over again, causing symptoms that can interfere with every area of your life – even your sleep. Our practitioners help relieve sciatica with individualized care that’s focused on the needs of each patient for optimal results and quicker relief of painful symptoms.
Sciatica and Your Body
In addition to the primary symptoms of sciatica, more widespread secondary symptoms can also occur, developing as your body attempts to compensate for the pain by assuming different positions when sitting, walking and lying down. And while those positions may provide some temporary relief, they can create additional imbalances and pressures in the spine and other joints, causing widespread pain and achiness that often go untreated in normal sciatica care. Over time, these secondary symptoms can interfere with spinal alignment and cause sciatica symptoms to flare up in a cycle of pain that’s often treated with regular doses of painkillers or invasive procedures.
How Chiropractic Can help
When it comes to treating sciatica, chiropractic gets right to the root of the problem, readjusting and rebalancing the spine to relieve pressures on key nerves that cause localized and radiating pain, numbness and weakness. Plus, our practitioners are skilled in understanding the wide-ranging effects of sciatica, identifying strains that may have developed as a result of compensation and helping the entire musculoskeletal system resume its normal alignment. By applying gentle pressure and stretching movements, healthy circulation is restore, and inflammation and irritation are eliminated so healing occurs naturally.
Get relief for painful sciatica symptoms.
Sciatica symptoms can be pervasive, affecting every moment of your day – and your nights, too. At Health 1st, our practitioners use the most effective and safest techniques to target the underlying cause of sciatica to relieve symptoms and help patients feel better. To get started on your own path to a symptom-free life, give us a call at (661) 324-4431 today to schedule an evaluation.