Sciatica is a very common form of low back pain and leg pain. This common condition affects more than 3 million people each year in the United States. Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating and annoying problem, often leaving sufferers in constant daily pain. Chiropractic adjustments help with relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve by correcting the position of the affected joints.
With this approach, you are addressing any misalignments of the spine and pelvis through the Chiropractic adjustments. Forming a diagnosis involves a thoughtful review the patient"s medical history, and a physical and neurological examination. Sciatic nerve compression may result in the loss of feeling, paralysis of a single limb or group of muscles, and insomnia.
Below is a short list of the most commonly used techniques:
- Pain relief
- Increased Joint Motion
- Manual Chiropractic adjustments
- Decreased muscle tension
- Improving posture and alignment
The healing process takes time and varies from person to person, often depending on the severity of the condition and the history of the complaint. Keep up your walking program and your back exercises, but don"t do any exercise that causes pain. In people who responded to chiropractic care, benefits lasted up to a year. Spinal manipulation is the treatment that differentiates chiropractic care from other medical disciplines. Chiropractic treatment or other conservative (non-surgical) treatments are reasonable in this case. Manipulation frees restricted movement of the spine and helps to restore misaligned vertebral bodies to their proper position in the spinal column.