Struggling With Sciatica?
If you are experiencing pain that radiates from the back or buttocks all the way down the legs, you may have a common condition called sciatica. Many people look for a Fairview chiropractor so they don't have to suffer with the pain of sciatica, and many never achieve a long term solution. An untreated sciatic condition can continue to worsen and make the daily tasks of living go from difficult to impossible. This article is aimed at helping you to understand sciatica and explains how chiropractic treatment can help you to overcome it.
Sciatica in Fairview
Sciatica, which is also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that causes pain in the lower back, down the back of the leg, and into the foot. It can make sitting and standing for long periods of time difficult and can lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. It will often come and go throughout a person's lifetime, causing periods of varying degrees of pain and discomfort. If left unchecked, sciatic pain will generally grow worse and the nerve can become permanently injured.
The reason why the pain travels so far, seems to radiate up and down the legs and back, is because it is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This nerve originates in the lumbar spine and extends into the buttocks before traveling down the leg to the ankle and foot. When the vertebrae in the low back are compressed, the roots of the sciatic nerve can become pinched and irritated which is what causes the pain and injury.
How Do You Develop Sciatica?
There are a number of factors that can lead to sciatica. It is most commonly caused by disc injuries and bulges. In this occurrence, the disc presses against the nerve root causing the issue. Disc Injuries can occur because of poor posture, repetitive use injuries, and accidents. Sciatica is also common when there are subluxations (misalignments) in the spine due to postural issues, pregnancy, or trauma. Some patients say they simply bent over to pick up a piece of paper and they were hit with extreme pain. The reality is that the spinal condition was probably developing for quite some time before the triggering incident occurred.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica
Chiropractors in Fairview are highly trained to zero in on the source of the sciatica and to work with the patient in determining the most suitable approach to treatment. After a thorough assessment of the individual's unique issue, gentle adjustments are made that will allow the body to recover its natural alignment.
Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to correct. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it. Once the position of the spine and discs are improved, patients often report improvements to their overall health. If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica call our team at Fairview Chiropractic Center today.
"I just want to say thank you to so much to everyone at Fairview Chiropractic for making me feel so great! The pain I was experiencing before I began chiropractic care was very intense and left me miserable. I was unable to find relief with my medical doctor and decided to give chiropractic care a try. I was suffering from a sciatic nerve problem and a bulging disc. My sciatic nerve problem wasn't a nerve problem at all it was an alignment problem. My right hip was so out of alignment that it was pulling on everything. After Dr. Reilly adjusted me a few times my pain was completely gone and hasn't ever come back! I suffered needlessly for years. Then I injured myself and as a result had a bulging disc. Most times this requires surgery to repair but Dr. Reilly suggested I try traction on the CTS machine. After 3 visits I could really tell a difference and with a few more I was once again pain free - without surgery! I really can't say enough about the care and help I have received from Fairview Chiropractic!"
- Jessica H.
"I have suffered with neuropathy in my feet for the past 2 ½ years. I was initially prescribed Neurotin by my medical doctor; however I was not able to take it due to the side effects. The medication made me feel anxious and strange.
After only 3 neuropathy treatments I noticed the feeling in my feet and legs improved and I had less burning in my feet at night.
I have been seeing with Dr. Reilly for many years. Eight years ago I suffered with sciatica and was scheduled for hip surgery. I was in constant pain and Dr. Reilly was able to keep me comfortable prior to the surgery. I have seen him for maintenance since that time.
My advice to others is to START with chiropractic care after a diagnosis. In many cases it may be all you need. At 71 years old I feel great!"
- Francis E.
"I was having trouble with a combination of sciatica and periformis moderate to severe pain. I had suffered for at least 3 months before coming to see Dr. Reilly at Fairview Chiropractic Center. After following Dr. Reilly's recommendations the pain has been reduced to a very dull ache.
In addition to my initial problems, I had orthodics made to relieve a foot condition that Dr. Reilly discovered during my care. I would absolutely recommend any one who is suffering with similar conditions to seek care with the Dr. Reilly."
- Larry A.
"I came to Dr. Reilly with low back pain caused by a herniated disc at L5. I have a history of back surgery and I wanted to avoid another. Previous treatment for this problem pr ior to coming o Fairview Chiropractic Center included prescriptions for musc le relaxers, pain medications and heat therapy.
After Dr. Reilly’s recommended treatment my sciatica has improved and I have improved sensation and movement in my right foot. In addition to my original complaints , my posture has improved a great deal , which has helped my pre - existing neck pain.
I would highly recommend Dr. Reilly. He has treated me aggressively and I have been able to avoid another surgery."
- Marie E.
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