If you are struggling with the tingling, numbness, and pain that is associated with sciatica, don’t think you have to live with it. This pain may exist in your lower back, the backs of your legs, your buttocks, or in your feet. It is possible that your pain additionally gets more intense when you twist, drive, sit, or stand for long periods of time. You may have tried numerous treatment options that range from medication to bed rest only to find that your pain remains or increases. If you are frustrated with your constant pain that disrupts your daily activities don’t fret, there is a treatment option that is not only all-natural, but has also been proven to relieve sciatica pain for millions around the world.
Sciatica Treatments - Tried and Failed
Traditional treatments for sciatica may include steroids and injections, prescription or over the counter medications, permanent surgery, or physical therapy that involves targeted exercises in the affected area. Each of these treatments is harmful to your body in its own way. Medications and steroid injections have a set of potentially harmful side effects that accompany their use and they can be very harmful when used in combination with other drugs. Surgery is permanent and may involve fusing or removing bones. Many who have chosen this method of treatment have experienced temporary relief and have had to undergo surgery again a few short years later. Targeted exercises might seem to be the best option of the bunch, however, exercises over work the already strained muscles and nerves and only makes the problem worse.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition that happens when the sciatic nerve, which is in the lower back, is pinched or irritated and causes pain. The sciatic nerve extends from the lower back down into the feet and when this nerve is irritated you feel it all the way down your body. Other things that may cause this nerve to be irritated might include bone spurs, trauma from an accident or fall, and disc degeneration. When these issues occur, many people don’t feel any pain and the body is able to compensate for the injury. After time, however, the body is no longer able to compensate and you experience pain. No matter if your pain ranges from mild to severe, there is another treatment option that is all-natural and drug free.
Exercises for Sciatica
Bed rest as a treatment option for sciatica makes the pain worsen. Physical therapy and targeted exercises makes the pain worsen. Are exercises a possible treatment for sciatica? When you are participating in intense workouts that happen with physical therapy, you are building muscles in your body which increases your pain tolerance. This sounds good right? Wrong. Your pain tolerance increases, however, your pain also intensifies. The source of your pain is not being addressed with this treatment option and can cause more problems in the long-term. Because sciatica is caused by nerve irritation, the use of exercises to treat the problem can increase the irritation and further disrupt the spine. If your problem isn’t caused by a misalignment in the spine, but rather by bone degeneration or disc degeneration, your bones might be grinding against one another keeping the nerve trapped. If you are ready to get rid of your sciatic pain for good, chiropractic care may be a good treatment option for you. Keep reading to learn more!
An All-Natural and Drug Free Treatment Option to Treat Sciatica Pain
Our Top Rated Chiropractors work to relieve the source of your sciatica pain by addressing the spine which may be the source of your pain. The nervous system in your body, which is located in your spinal column, controls all of the functioning in your body including blood supply, muscle movement, and organ functioning. The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae that have cushiony discs that allow your body to move. When one of the vertebrae becomes misaligned it can cause irritation and pain. Our Top Rated Chiropractors will work with you to develop a treatment plan to correct any misalignments that is unique to your needs. Our chiropractors want you to feel knowledgeable and informed about the treatment you are receiving and are willing to consult with you prior to any sort of treatment. If you are nervous about chiropractic treatment, rest assured, our chiropractors are extensively educated in various adjustment techniques and are licensed in the states they practice in.
When you make an appointment with one of our Top Rated Chiropractors, they will ask you a series of questions and perform a set of examinations to find the source of your pain. Then a unique treatment plan will be designed to treat your pain and you will receive your first in a series of gentle adjustments.
Chiropractors believe that they are working to help the body heal itself and adjustments help to restore the spine to its natural positon. If you think that chiropractic care may be right in treating your sciatica pain contact one of our chiropractors today! Relief from your sciatica pain is possible.