Sciatica is a painful condition that can seriously affect the way you move and make it difficult to sit, walk, or perform your daily tasks. It's a condition that happens when your lumbar spine gets out of alignment and presses on your sciatic nerve. At Relief Care Chiropractic in Delaware, OH, we understand how painful sciatica can be. Our chiropractor will help you find relief from the pain and get you moving normally once again.
The Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica begins in the lower or lumbar spine and manifests as a dull or sharp pain that can be constant or intermittent. You may experience sharp pain when you move in a certain direction, the pain goes down the back of your leg to your calf, gets worse when you sit for extended periods, or goes away and comes back with no predictability.
The pain ranges in intensity from a dull ache to a sharp pain that burns. It may also feel like an electric shock or a jolt of pain out of the blue. Sciatica typically happens on one side of the body, but it can happen on both sides, although this is rare.
How Sciatica Happens
The sciatic nerve is actually two major nerves that branch out from the vertebrae in the lumbar spine. When your spine gets out of alignment, it causes the vertebrae in your back to go from a level position to an angled position. This results in the vertebrae in the lumbar spine putting pressure on one or more sciatic nerve roots. When you move, the vertebra presses on the root and results in pain from the nerves.
Getting Relief with the Help of a Chiropractor
Our chiropractor can help you find relief from sciatica with manipulation of the spine. We can find where your spine is out of alignment and use chiropractic techniques to put your vertebrae back into position. Getting long-term relief from sciatica may require a few visits with the chiropractor, but many sufferers report getting immediate relief after their first visit. Following the plan for treatment serves to straighten your spine and help you maintain your posture going forward.
Contact Relief Care Chiropractic in Delaware, OH
Chiropractic care for sciatica can result in long-term and even permanent relief for this condition. Call our team today at (740) 417-4567 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.