Sciatica is a condition that is often misdiagnosed and can actually be attributed to any intense lower back pain. In 90% of sciatica cases a herniated disc is found to be the main cause. While sciatica gets better over time, seeing a chiropractor can relieve your pain and get you back on your feet.

Any pain in the lower back that limits your movement requires attention, but not all lower back pain is sciatic pain. This type of pain is unique and can be debilitating.

Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, running from your lower back, down through your buttocks, and into the back the legs. When someone suffers from sciatica it means they feel persistent pain along their sciatic nerve.

Along with sharp pain, typically felt on just one side of the body, sciatica sufferers may experience dull aches, tingling, numbness, or even a burning sensation. People between 30 and 50 are most likely to suffer from sciatica, and the symptoms are usually attributed to basic wear and tear rather than a specific injury. Sciatic pain often gets worse after prolonged sitting, physical activity, sneezing, coughing, or other sudden movements.

Those suffering from intense sciatic pain will try just about anything to make it go away, but the problem with most conventional treatments is the fact that they simply mask the symptoms. Our chiropractors will work to find the cause of your pain, and if it is determined to be sciatica, treatment will begin to relieve pressure on the nerve.

Sciatica can’t always be prevented, but if you maintain a healthy weight, watch your posture, avoid long periods of sitting, and exercise regularly you’ll be giving yourself a good head start. These tips, combined with treatment from a chiropractor will help to make your Sciatica better.

If you are in pain due to Sciatica be sure to book an appointment with any of our PROTx Services teams at one of our locations online today.