CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT OF SCIATICA

 

You Can Get Relief From Sciatica Pain

Sciatica refers to the underlying medical symptoms of a type of leg pain that originates in the lower back and goes through the buttocks and the large sciatic nerve at the back of the leg. People with this issue often called “sciatics”, can be treated with Chiropractic Treatment.

The effectiveness of this treatment varies depending on how knowledgeable the chiropractor is in this unique sub-field. To make sure that your health condition will be treated well, visit Multi-Care Medical in Pembroke Pines today. We offer the best Chiropractic Treatments to our patients and have the skilled Chiropractors to efficiently address all conditions.

 

CAUSES OF SCIATICA

 

diagram of sciatica nerve area The most common causes of are the following:

  • Narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back known as Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae. Also known as Degenerative disc disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Spondylolisthesis –a condition where one vertebra slips forward over another one

 

SYMPTOMS OF SCIATICA

Sciatic pain can vary from infrequent to constant. However, it usually occurs when the large sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated in the lumbar spine. Often, this is characterized by one or a combination of these symptoms:

  • Numbness or weakness in the leg
  • Difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • Constant pain in one side of the leg or buttock
  • Leg pain that is described as burning, tingling or searing
  • A sharp pain that leads to difficulty in walking or sitting
  • Dizziness- not to be confused with Vertigo

 

 

Who Gets Sciatica

People between 30 and 50 years of age are more vulnerable to this health problem. However, pregnant women seem to be more vulnerable because of the immense pressure exerted on the sciatic nerve as the uterus expands to accommodate the growing fetus. Also, women who love to wear heels that are more than two inches high could develop this common back issue.

 

What May Worsen Sciatica

People who suffer from this issue should not sit for extended periods of time as this can worsen this condition. On the other hand, going to bed and lying flat on your back can provide instant relief. In whatever you do, avoid curling up or assuming the fetal position, as this could make the symptoms worse. Other things to avoid include lifting incorrectly and straining your back in the process. Bad exercises could injure your spine, poor posture that compacts your frame and exerts more pressure on the sciatic nerve, and sleeping on the belly can all exacerbate the problem.

 

How to treat Sciatica

A chiropractor will often apply chiropractic adjustment, which attempts to realign your spine and bring quick relief once it takes the pressure off your nerves. Upon releasing the tension, the body re-embarks on a journey toward self-healing.

 

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

While adjustments are the most commonly used, chiropractors have a range of other treatment options at their disposal, and they would not hesitate to use them where a chiropractic adjustment might not be a good fit. For instance, another treatment option that may apply include ultrasound, particularly a TENS device (Transcutaneus Electrical Nerve Stimulation). Apparently, ultrasound works by warming the affected area and increasing circulation, thereby reducing the swelling and minimizing muscle tension. By use of a mild electric current, a TENS device relaxes muscle spasms and increases endorphins, thus bringing the much-needed relief.

 

Exercise

In some cases, sciatica corrects itself, perhaps recurring only a few times. At other times, the condition may require the intervention of a chiropractor who may recommend the use of exercise to strengthen back muscles to prevent re-occurrence. Some of the exercises may include reclining pigeon pose, forward pigeon pose, sitting pigeon pose, and sitting spinal stretch among others. Other activities for individuals with sciatica include low lunge, frog pose, and standing hamstring stretch.

 

Ice Therapy/ Cold Therapy

The chiropractor may also provide relief by using ice therapy, which reduces inflammation.
If you suffer from sciatica related pain we can help you on the road to recovery, relief, and complete healing. Don’t wait to address your symptoms as this can lengthen the healing process.

 

If you are having any of the medical issues described above, schedule an appointment online with Multi Care Medical in Pembroke Pines, Fl or call us at (954) 441-7246. We are located at 11270 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026