Sciatica is a condition millions of people suffer from every single day. If you have any kind of lower back pain there is a chance you suffer from sciatica as well. While some doctors may attempt to perform surgery, prescribe you with habit-forming medication, or tell you there is no other option, chiropractic care has been proven to assist in the improvement of sciatica. Woodgrove Pines Clinic is here to assist you with all of your sciatica treatments and other chiropractic services.
Suffering from sciatica is in reference to the sciatic nerve. This is a nerve that begins in your lower back and then runs along each of your legs. Due to this, if you injure the nerve or tweak something in your lower back that causes muscles or bones to press against the nerve it can lead to varying levels of pain. This level of pain can then spread from your lower back down through your hips, glutes, and legs.
There are a few ways you will want to consider relieving your sciatica. In some instances, it can depend on what is generating the pain (such as where the pressure is pushing against the nerve). Sometimes it is from tight muscles that are rubbing against the nerve. Other times it is due to a compressed spine and hips.
Stretching your lower muscles out may provide some relief, but usually, the relief is only temporary. Instead, you will need to identify the cause of the issue, which is where a Nanaimo chiropractor can help.
During your initial consultation, an X-ray will be taken in order to have a better look at how your bones are aligned. In addition, the chiropractor will perform a physical examination of the area. Usually, it is possible to identify the issue right away based on certain muscle tightness. When one bone is compressed or not correctly aligned it will pull muscles to one side, which causes the tightness and leads to sciatica. Correcting the bone alignment and decompressing it will help improve all of these issues.
If you suffer from sciatica now is the time to visit Woodgrove Pines Clinic. In no time you will be living pain-free once again.