Essential Guide to Sciatica Pain & Relief
Sciatica is a fancy word for leg pain. Of course, to those that have it, it can be much more than that. Sciatica can be a pain that does not go away. It may not relent. Plus, it can burn. It can be sharp and can even make it difficult to walk, sit, or stand. In other words, this nasty ailment has the ability to lay you flat. But how does it happen, and why? Before you can begin to treat it or correct it, you need to understand it.
South Orange Chiropractic has created this Essential Guide to Sciatica Pain and Recovery to find information about recovering from sciatica pain.
You have a sciatic nerve in each leg. Sciatica typically will only occur on one side of the body. A common cause of Sciatica is a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. There are many causes: a sedentry lifestyle; lifting thiings that are too heavy or it can be sports related.
The common symptoms of sciatica could be moderate to severe pain in your lower back, buttock and down your leg. Numbness and pain can happen with movement as well cause that “pins and needles” sensations in your legs, toes or feet.
Some ways to alieviate pain at home when it comes to sciatica pain is to apply hot/cold to it for some relief. Moving as much as you can may help as it strengthens your muscles and helps your range of motion. There are a few other ways you can help manage your sciatica at home to support the chiropractic care in-between appointments.
Once you have the root cause identified and your chiropractic care health provider has a plan of action, the work can begin to improve your movement, range, pain management. Your chiropractor at South Orange Chiro will be there every step of the way, looking out for your health and well-being.
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