The sciatic nerve starts at the lower back and runs down the back of each leg into the feet. It’s the longest nerve in the body! Sciatica, or sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that refers to the pain caused by problems in the sciatic nerve. It can come and go throughout a person’s lifetime, but when it is acting up, it can cause a great deal of discomfort to the patient. Left unchecked, the nerve could become permanently damaged. So if your sciatica has become a problem, it’s important to get it checked out from the team at Optimize Chiropractic.
Fire like pain going down the leg
Pins and needles in glutes and back portion of leg
Shooting pain from the low back into the glute region
Difficulty going from seated to standing
When the vertebrae in the lower back are compressed, the roots of the sciatic nerve can become pinched and irritated, which causes the pain, discomfort, and injury. Our work, family needs, and lifestyles can create a perfect environment for sciatica.
Sitting for long periods of time (road trips or at a desk)
Repetitive use injuries
Trauma (lifting weights, picking something up)
Disc injuries or bulges often lead to sciatic pains because the abnormal disc presses against the nerve root. These disc issues can sometimes be out of our control, such as during pregnancy or when you’ve experienced a trauma.
Misalignments of the spine (posture, pregnancy, trauma)
Slipped or bulging disc
Muscle being tight pushing on nerve
Depending on how long you’ve been experiencing symptoms, chiropractic intervention can help relieve pain quickly.
Persistent sciatic pain can prohibit function and mobility. There’s no reason you have to deal with that. Instead, fix the problem and get back to your life.
No one is at their best when they’re uncomfortable and in pain every day. Chiropractic and lifestyle adjustments can be the change you need.