Sciatica: The Answers You Have Been Looking For
Those suffering from sciatica are found to be in their 30s and 40s.
It usually begins with low back pain that does not seem to go away. In time the pain starts to travel down one or both legs. The pain is usually worse with prolonged sitting and standing.
Think of your nervous system as the phone company. You have a large feed that progressively becomes smaller and smaller until it is the small line that plugs into the back of your phone. The large trunk is your spinal cord and the smaller wires are nerve roots exiting from the spine. The small nerve root may become "pinched" by the discs that sit in between the bones of the spine and act as shock absorbers.
How does the disc 'pinch' a Nerve?
When the bulge pinches or compresses the nerve route that is connected to the sciatic nerve, we call this sciatica.
Sciatica often worsens with extended bed rest. Pain killers and muscle relaxers are unable to correct the problem at hand--nerve root compression.
Fortunately, sciatica responds greatly to chiropractic care. By improving the motion of the spine though a series of adjustments, chiropractic has given numerous people with sciatica great relief. Many patients report that after treatment they can return to doing the activities they enjoy.
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