Struggling With Sciatica in La Quinta?
If you are experiencing pain that radiates from the back or buttocks all the way down the legs, you may have a common condition called sciatica. Many people look for a La Quinta chiropractor so they don't have to suffer from the pain of sciatica, and many never achieve a long term solution. An untreated sciatic condition can continue to worsen and make the daily tasks of living go from difficult to impossible. This article is aimed at helping you to understand sciatica and explains how chiropractic treatment can help you to overcome it.
Sciatic Treatment in La Quinta
Sciatica, which is also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that causes pain in the lower back, down the back of the leg, and into the foot. It can make sitting and standing for long periods of time difficult and can lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. It will often come and go throughout a person's lifetime, causing periods of varying degrees of pain and discomfort. If left unchecked, sciatic pain will generally grow worse and the nerve can become permanently injured.
The reason why the pain travels so far, seems to radiate up and down the legs and back, is because it is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This nerve originates in the lumbar spine and extends into the buttocks before traveling down the leg to the ankle and foot. When the vertebrae in the low back are compressed, the roots of the sciatic nerve can become pinched and irritated which is what causes the pain and injury.
How Do You Develop Sciatica?
There are a number of factors that can lead to sciatica. It is most commonly caused by disc injuries and bulges. In this occurrence, the disc presses against the nerve root causing the issue. Disc Injuries can occur because of poor posture, repetitive use injuries, and accidents. Sciatica is also common when there are subluxations (misalignments) in the spine due to postural issues, pregnancy, or trauma. Some patients say they simply bent over to pick up a piece of paper and they were hit with extreme pain. The reality is that the spinal condition was probably developing for quite some time before the triggering incident occurred.
Chiropractic care for Sciatica
Sciatica responds well with traditional chiropractic care, but at our office, we are far from traditional. We use new FDA cleared devices to reduce inflammation and pain on that sciatic nerve prior to treatment. Then we loosen up tight joints, tight muscles, and decompress the spine with spinal decompression. Then we reinforce those changes with rehabilitative exercises which is why we get great results with sciatica cases.
At our office, the majority of the patients walk out feeling better within minutes rather than weeks using traditional chiropractic or physical therapy. The reason for this is because of the integrated approach we take for back pain or sciatica.
If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica call our team at Hashimoto Chiropractic today.
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