A Chiropractor Could Help if You’re Experiencing Sciatic Pain
Sciatica impacts a nerve extending down the back of each leg -the Sciatic nerve.
What are the typical symptoms?
Sciatica usually affects one side of the body. Quite often, pain travels from the lower back down through the leg. The pain can also extend to the foot or feet. For many folks, the pain could be acute. For many others, the pain may be infrequent and irritating, and may get worse with time.
What Causes Sciatica?
Some of the causes include:
•Degenerative Disc Disease affecting the Sciatic Nerve roots in the low back
•Pregnancy due to the added strain on the low back
•Lack of Adequate Exercise of Physical Movement
Nerve compression may lead to paralysis of one limb, a reduction of sensation in the limb or group of joints, as well as sleeplessness.
The proper diagnosis of Sciatica is crucial. A Chiropractor assesses the patient and medical history to ascertain root cause of the patient's pain. Treatment is sometimes based on the theory that a lack of spinal motion contributes to pain and decreased function. Ice/Cold can oftentimes reduce inflammation and aids in decreasing sciatic pain.
Ultrasound is a mild warmth created by sound waves, which penetrates deep into cells. It boosts circulation and reduces pain, numbness, swelling, stiffness, and muscle fatigue.
Spinal adjustments are at the heart of Chiropractic care. Manipulation increases restricted motion of the spine and helps to bring the body back into a balanced state. Adjustment techniques differ in velocity and can range from firm to extremely gentle. Most Upper Cervical Chiropractors perform a very gentle adjustment. Mastery of every technique is an art, which requires precision and skill. A competent Upper Cervical Chiropractor is worth his weight in gold!!
The Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique is a specific system of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. These vertebrae can misalign in such a way as to interfere with the brainstem and spinal cord as they exit through the floor of the skull into the neural canal.