Is There a Cure for Sciatica?
First the bad news: There is no cure for sciatica. That’s because sciatica is not an illness or disease in and of itself. Sciatica is simply a description of particular symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve is disturbed. The symptoms vary, as do the reasons for the nerve disturbance that causes the symptoms. What doesn’t vary, however, is sciatica sufferers’ desire to find a cure – and soon.
Now the good news: There is a safe, all-natural, drug-free approach to healing the underlying causes of sciatica and eliminating sciatica symptoms! Learn more.
Sciatica: A Pain in the …
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed, generally in the lower back, by malpositioned discs, bone spurs or narrowing of the spinal canal due to degeneration. When the nerve is compressed, it becomes irritated and inflamed, resulting in one or more of the following sciatica symptoms:
- Pain in the lower back, buttocks or leg
- Weakness or numbness anywhere along the sciatic nerve pathway
- Tingling or pins-and-needles sensation
- Difficulty rising from a seated position
- Problems turning the foot
Sciatica pain increases when you sit or stand for long periods, or if you lift something or twist “funny.” Bed rest also worsens sciatica.
Sciatica Causes and Treatments
You may think your sciatica appeared out of the blue – but that’s not usually what happens. Typically, the back has been neglected and maltreated for years: bad postural habits, weak muscles, unsafe lifting techniques and the like. Because the human body is incredibly adaptable, these incremental injuries go unnoticed. But the effect is cumulative, and one day the body isn’t able to adapt and when you bend over to tie your shoes, you can’t get back up!
The traditional approaches to “curing” sciatica are to mask the pain using a variety of powerful drugs from pain relievers to anti-convulsants to steroid injections in the spinal area, build up your tolerance to pain using sciatica exercises or physical therapy, or surgically remove bones from the back to create more space for the nerves. What none of these “cures” does, however, is address the root cause of sciatica symptoms. Luckily, there’s another approach to sciatica: a natural approach that doesn’t involve pills or surgery and gets right to the source of the problem.
Natural Healing for Sciatica
Getting to the underlying origins of your sciatica pain is exactly what chiropractic does. When the factors that have been creating the nerve disturbances are corrected, the body can heal itself and your sciatica is “cured!” Chiropractic is so successful with sciatica that it’s become the most popular alternative approach to healing in the world. Obviously, results vary and no particular outcome can be guaranteed, but chiropractic has helped millions of people find sciatica pain relief.
And getting started with chiropractic has never been easier or more convenient – simply contact one of our ChooseNatural.com sponsors located near your home or workplace to schedule a consultation. If you’ve never tried chiropractic, you may be unsure of what to expect. But there’s no mystery with chiropractic: by talking with you to get a sense of the symptoms you’re experiencing, then performing a thorough examination, your chiropractor will determine what kind of nerve impairment you have and what is causing it. Then, after explaining the process to you and answering all of your questions, your chiropractor will provide gentle adjustments to those areas of misalignment that are resulting in the nerve irritation.
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Chiropractors have years of education and training in working with the body to help it heal itself. Part of the state licensing regulations governing chiropractic involves meeting continuing education requirements, so your ChooseNatural.com chiropractor will be current on all advancements in the field. And there’s an excellent chance that your insurance provides chiropractic coverage.
While there’s no cure for sciatica, there is a safe, drug-free, non-invasive approach to correcting the underlying imbalances that create sciatica symptoms, allowing the body to repair and heal itself, naturally. Try this safe, gentle approach for yourself – call a ChooseNatural.com chiropractor today!
More About Sciatica
Sciatica is almost as prevalent as the common cold, but most people know nothing about it – except that it hurts!
|THE SCIATIC NERVE is the longest nerve in the body (and the widest), running from the lower spine all the way to the toes. Numerous other nerves branch off the sciatic nerve.|
|SCIATICA IS CAUSED BY compression, inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Discs of the spine may “bulge”, applying pressure to nerve roots; the spinal canal may narrow as a result of decay, squeezing the area that the nerves must travel through; bone spurs may intrude into areas where the nerves travel; or a trauma or blow to the back may directly compress the sciatic nerve.|
|MANY THINGS CONTRIBUTE to sciatica, including poor posture, sitting for long hours, lack of muscle tone, arthritis, driving often and for long distances and unsafe lifting habits.|
|DRUGS DON’T CURE SCIATICA because they simply treat the symptoms, with no effect on the underlying cause. Your pain may diminish or disappear for a time, but as long as the problems in the back persist, anything can trigger another flare-up of symptoms.|