Sciatica is a symptom that refers to the pain or discomfort in the low back, hips, buttock area and down the legs, caused by irritation or pressure on the sciatic nerve or nerve roots. The Sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body that branches from the lower back through your hips, buttock area and down each leg controlling many of the muscles in the lower half of the body.
Patients are aware of the pain and the limitations sciatica causes but often have no idea what causes the pain or how it affects their body’s ability to function optimally. The brain and nervous system is protected by the skull and the spine and is the master controller and coordinator of every other system in the body. When there is stress or interference on a nerve – commonly referred to as a “pinched nerve”. Symptoms like muscle cramps, sharp or shooting pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, or burning may develop, typically on one side of the body. Stress on the body accumulates over time showing symptoms other than pain such as indigestion, bowel problems, headaches, impotence, PMS and it may be one simple movement that finally causes mild or excruciating pain to begin. Or it may occur suddenly from an injury. A herniated or slipped disc that causes pressure on a nerve root is the most common reason for sciatica pain. The same nerves that control your back, also control your health!
Patients may see multiple doctors, one after another trying to find a solution without receiving answers -- just medication to treat the symptoms. Medications help treat the symptoms, but often with unwanted side effects and without resolving the cause. The best sciatica pain relief is the most natural one—clearing the stress on the nerves by aligning the spine.
Chiropractors see patients that seek wellness and prevention health care and those suffering from a number of different types of pain or conditions that don’t allow the body to function properly. Sciatica pain relief is a very common reason.
The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center are board certified Atlas Orthogonal doctors specializing in gentle, precise care for the entire family. Call 480-325-6977 for a free consultation. Find the best sciatica pain relief to restore your health and help prevent future injuries and chronic illnesses.