Sciatica can be a mysterious condition that often appears as lower back pain or pain in the buttock, which tends to move to one or both legs. Sciatica nerve compression is what leads to sciatica.
The pain stems from your nerves, and this pain varies in frequency and intensity. It may be severe or controllable, continuous, or temporary, with many people experiencing numbness, tingling, and burning sensations.
What Can Cause Sciatica?
Sciatica causes pain and other symptoms because of the pressure and rubbing on the sciatic nerve. This irritation of the nerve can be related to a specific injury, though many cases of sciatica develop over time without any injury.
Disorders stemming from the spine like pregnancy, childbirth, tumors, lumbar spine subluxations, diabetes, and bulging or herniated discs can also cause sciatica. It can often be very confusing and worrying but shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. Whatever caused your sciatica, there is a lot we can do to help reduce the irritation on the nerve and ease your pain.
How Can Chiropractors Help Sciatica?
At Martin Family Chiropractic Centers, we help patients with sciatica by understanding the underlying cause of their sciatic pain. By doing this, it allows us to target the treatment at the root cause, which helps with long-term improvement and injury prevention, rather than just masking the symptoms.
Chiropractic care is the go-to treatment for sciatica for many reasons, and unlike traditional medicine, it uses treatments that do not include pain medication or surgery. Chiropractic care succeeds where other types of treatments fall short.
Sciatica and sciatic nerve irritation are common conditions and affect different types of people. While it can be extremely uncomfortable, the chiropractic care at Martin Family Chiropractic Centers can help you find relief. Give us a call today at (925) 681-0801 to schedule a consultation.