Saturday, August 3, 2013

Relief from Sciatic Pain

What is sciatica or sciatic pain?

Sciatica Pain or Sciatica is characterized by pain radiating from below the buttocks, thigh, lower leg and foot back. The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower spine, passes through the leg to the nerves, muscles and the skin of the leg and foot. This nerve is the longest in the and can be exposed to many different lower back and pelvis injuries.

What causes sciatica?

Damage or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can cause pain that moves along the leg from the thigh to the foot and the toes. The sciatic pain can be caused by back injuries, arthritis of the spine or irritation by pressure on the nerve at different points along the path of the nerve.

The pain may also be a result of joints that trap the nerve (subluxation), muscle spasm, herniated discs or damage to the lower thigh muscles.

Can a chiropractor help with sciatica?

Doctors of chiropractic are educated and trained in the detection and warning of problems that can affect the spine.

Many cases of sciatica/sciatic pain can be effectively corrected through a chiropractic care program. Your chiropractor can provide you with a full examination and recommendations for appropriate care.

The first visit to the chiropractor may include x-rays to detect possible underlying pathologies and any distortion of your spine. It is possible that on this occasion the chiropractor can give you your first chiropractic adjustment to help reduce tension in the spinal discs, alleviate joint tension, restore mobility and remove pressure from the nerves. In addition, your chiropractor can advise you on treatment options for sciatica, therapeutic exercise, posture control and a full program of chiropractic care.

Dr. Kris Dorken provides sciatica treatment in Toronto, ON Canada.