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How Chiropractic Addresses Sciatica Pain

lady on courch with lower back painA highly common condition affecting about 40 percent of the population during their life, sciatica is a pain affecting the nerve that extends from the lower back down through the legs. The most frequent trigger for sciatica is a lifting injury or an accumulation of stress on an old injury. This often stems from misalignment in the lower lumbar spine and pelvis area.

When these areas are not aligned properly, it stresses nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and discs. These stressed components can become irritated or inflamed, leading to sciatic pain.

What Are the Symptoms?

Sciatica primarily appears as pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve—from the buttocks down to the foot. The intensity of this pain can vary from being mildly uncomfortable to excruciating, making it difficult for some people to move or even stand. The pain is typically due to inflammation, which can be worsened by herniated discs or joint swelling.

How Customized Chiropractic Solutions Can Help

Chiropractic care addresses sciatica by focusing on the alignment of the body’s structure. Proper alignment reduces stress on the affected areas and helps alleviate pain. Chiropractors may employ techniques such as adjustments to improve alignment and movement of the spine and pelvis.

Tailored treatments are determined based on individual assessments and each patient’s specific needs.

Other Helpful Practices

Alongside chiropractic care, lifestyle adjustments can relieve pain and prevent future issues. Dr. Stackis may recommend specific stretches, like the cobra stretch, and core-strengthening exercises to support the spine.

Engaging in regular gentle activities, such as walking, is also a good idea. Contrary to outdated advice, prolonged bed rest is not recommended. Staying hydrated is also crucial.

Are you suffering from sciatica and seeking relief? Consult with Dr. Stackis to explore how targeted care can help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Don’t let pain hold you back—reach out today!

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