Sciatica

Back pain comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but when people are suffering lower back pain due to sciatic nerve pain, it’s pretty easy to identify. This pain involves the vertebral discs bulging out causing pressure on the sciatic nerve, but the good news is our team here at Advanced Correction Chiropractic can help relieve sciatic pain through a number of our natural treatment options. No pills necessary.

What is Sciatica?

The technical name for this is Lumbar Radiculopathy and is caused when a bulging disc pushes out and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and nerve roots, the longest nerve in your body. When this nerve is pinched or squeezed, people experience mild to severe pain depending on the location and how much pressure is being applied to the nerve.

Common causes of sciatica can include a herniated disc, degenerative disc issues, and spinal stenosis. When the bones, discs, or joints of your spine start to degenerate they can create bone spurs which can push into the sciatic nerve as well. This specific condition is what’s known as Spinal Stenosis. These causes don’t have to be debilitating and in fact, we can help prevent them and improve them with regular chiropractic care and other non-invasive treatments.

What Are Symptoms Of Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and runs from the lower back down through the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet, making the pain easy to identify. People suffering from sciatica may experience the following symptoms through their lower back, hips, buttocks, legs and feet:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Burning sensation
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

This pain radiates everywhere the sciatic nerve travels and can truly cause some serious problems if left untreated. Get some much-needed pain relief and give our team a call today!