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Chiropractic Is Natural And Effective For Sciatica

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 179

When a person has sciatica, they often feel a gradual pain in their leg that gets worse as time goes on. It often feels like a shooting pain down the leg. The pain may come and go and worsen with certain activities. It is often difficult for a person to pin point the location of the pain in the leg. The person might notice numbness and weakness in certain areas of the leg or foot.

It is not uncommon for those suffering with sciatica to have accompanied pain in the low back. The symptoms are usually felt in one leg, but may occur in both legs. The pain may last for several days or only a couple hours. In worse cases, it can result in nerve damage which can cause atrophy of muscles in the leg or even affect control of the bladder.

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It starts at the base of the spine and travels near the pelvis and down each leg to the feet. Each sciatic nerve has branches that go into the thigh, calf, knee, ankle and feet. The symptoms of sciatica are brought on when the nerve is inflamed, compressed or irritated. These problems can occur at different parts of the nerve.

Misaligned bones of the lower back are a common cause for sciatica. The misaligned bones irritate the root of the sciatic nerve. This irritation of the sciatic nerve can cause severe pain. It the pelvis is rotated, it can cause pressure on the gluteal muscles which will in turn cause irritation of the sciatic nerve as well. Sciatica is often not the result of a specific trauma. It is more likely to occur from postural changes that occur over time. Improper lifting, twisting or bending at work is also a common cause.

Chiropractic treatment is effective in helping to eliminate pain caused from sciatica and getting rid of the cause of the problem. Chiropractors are specially trained to locate and correct misaligned spinal bones. Chiropractic manipulation helps to restore proper motion of the joints and removes the irritation on the sciatic nerve.

People often wait until they can't stand the pain anymore before visiting the chiropractor. This is dangerous because if the problem is left uncorrected it can lead to arthritic changes and permanent nerve damage. A chiropractor will perform a detailed exam to find the cause of the problem. They can then perform specific adjustments to correct the problem.

- Nathan Leavitt DC

Dr. Leavitt has helped many people with sciatica through natural chiropractic. To learn more about him, go here: knoxville chiropractic

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