Sciatica and Lower Back Pain

Sciatica and Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain and sciatica often show up together. That’s because the sciatic nerves emerge from the spinal cord in the lower back and extend down the back of both legs.

“But I didn’t do anything!”

Many people experience a sudden onset of their sciatica pain, even if they haven’t experienced a car accident or other obvious trauma.

That’s because sciatica is often the result of months, years or even a lifetime of habits that weaken and destabilize the spine.

Do any of these sound familiar:

  • Poor posture or slouching?
  • Out of shape and not exercising?
  • A job that involves a lot of sitting?
  • On your feet all day?
  • Lack of emotional support?

Your body can adapt to an amazing array of stressors. Until it can’t. And then symptoms appear.

Chiropractic for Lower Back Sciatica Pain Relief

Chiropractic is different because it doesn’t “treat” anything. Instead, chiropractic care pinpoints the origins of symptoms and works to correct those underlying spinal misalignments that have been causing the painful symptoms.

As those misalignments are reduced, your nervous system no longer has the need to express the painful symptoms. Relief at last!

You can feel confident, knowing that chiropractors have:

  • Years of education and training
  • State licensing and oversight
  • Continuing education for license renewal
  • Federal accreditation and recognition
  • Included in most insurance policies

In addition, our ChooseNatural.com chiropractors are kind, compassionate and highly successful when it comes to low back pain sciatica. Contact a sponsoring chiropractor who practices near where you live or work.

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Visiting a Chiropractor

When you arrive for your initial consultation, you’ll meet the chiropractor to determine if you’re a good candidate for care.

“When did this episode begin?”
“What makes it worse?”
“What else have you tried?”

These and other questions help your chiropractor understand what’s going on, both with your sciatic nerve pain and your life in general. If chiropractic care seems promising you’ll receive a complete physical, neurological, orthopedic and chiropractic examination. Many report it’s the complete work up they’ve ever had.

Your chiropractor will describe the strategy he or she has in mind for targeting your specific areas of disturbance. Then, a series of gentle, safe chiropractic adjustments will be made. Some report almost instant relief. For others the process is considerably slower – usually because of many years of neglect.

Take action today to end your suffering – call a ChooseNatural.com chiropractor and help your body heal itself naturally.

Sciatic Nerve Pain Symptoms

Like a large river created by smaller streams, four or five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two sciatic nerves.

How do you know if you have sciatica?

  • Pain in the buttocks or leg that worsens when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down one or both legs
  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty using your leg or foot
  • A shooting pain that makes standing difficult

If these sciatica symptoms sound familiar, you’re likely in your 40’s or 50’s and have pain when coughing, sneezing or when you move. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is being compromised by a lower back vertebrae or disc, the pain may also radiate down to the foot or toes.

Thankfully, sciatica rarely produces permanent nerve damage. Especially if chiropractic care is begun early on. Chiropractic care is so successful in helping those with sciatica, it’s almost routine.

Traditional Sciatica Treatment

When the symptoms of sciatica appear, your primary goal is finding relief. Unfortunately, most traditional approaches to sciatica simply mask the symptoms.

Pain relievers and the other powerful drugs can relax the muscles and numb the nerves. These merely fool your body so you don’t feel as much pain. But your nerves are still inflamed and spinal vertebral are still malpositioned.

Another popular remedy is physical therapy to increase your strength and tolerance to pain. This “hardening” approach puts additional wear and tear on malfunctioning spinal joints. It does little to alleviate the nerve disturbances or bony misalignments in the spine.

The last resort is often lower back surgery. Besides having only a 50/50 chance of success, lower back surgery is often rather violent, making irreversible changes to the structure and function of the spine.

Unless you get to the root of your sciatica back pain, your symptoms will simply return. What you need is a safe, natural approach to healing your sciatic nerve pain. Thankfully, millions have received relief by consulting a chiropractor.

Sciatic Nerve Pain Symptoms

Like a large river created by smaller streams, four or five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two sciatic nerves.

How do you know if you have sciatica?

  • Pain in the buttocks or leg that worsens when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down one or both legs
  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty using your leg or foot
  • A shooting pain that makes standing difficult

If these sciatica symptoms sound familiar, you’re likely in your 40’s or 50’s and have pain when coughing, sneezing or when you move.

Depending on where the sciatic nerve is being compromised by a lower back vertebrae or disc, the pain may also radiate down to the foot or toes.

Thankfully, sciatica rarely produces permanent nerve damage. Especially if chiropractic care is begun early on.

Chiropractic care is so successful in helping those with sciatica, it’s almost routine.

Traditional Sciatica Treatment

When the symptoms of sciatica appear, your primary goal is finding relief.

Unfortunately, most traditional approaches to sciatica simply mask the symptoms.

Pain relievers and the other powerful drugs can relax the muscles and numb the nerves. These merely fool your body so you don’t feel as much pain. But your nerves are still inflamed and spinal vertebral are still malpositioned.

Another popular remedy is physical therapy to increase your strength and tolerance to pain. This “hardening” approach puts additional wear and tear on malfunctioning spinal joints.

It does little to alleviate the nerve disturbances or bony misalignments in the spine.

The last resort is often lower back surgery.

Besides having only a 50/50 chance of success, lower back surgery is often rather violent, making irreversible changes to the structure and function of the spine.

Unless you get to the root of your sciatica back pain, your symptoms will simply return.

What you need is a safe, natural approach to healing your sciatic nerve pain. Thankfully, millions have received relief by consulting a chiropractor.

Underlying Problems With Sciatica

Sciatica is a set of symptoms associated with disturbance of the sciatic nerve, which can be caused by several underlying problems. The following list includes some conditions that are often associated with sciatica. Each involves some type of bony degeneration or misalignment that results in disturbance to the sciatic nerve:

ConditionExplanation
Spinal StenosisYour spinal cord, which is made of many nerves that run the length of your spine, is housed within the spinal canal. Nerves from the spinal cord branch off into nerves that supply the rest of your body. In spinal stenosis, the spinal canal narrows (often the result of decay or arthritis), putting pressure on the nerves within the spinal cord or the roots of the branching nerves.
SpondylolisthesisAlso typically the result of degeneration, spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra extends forward over another, pressing on a nerve.
Piriformis SyndromeThe piriformis is a large muscle in the buttocks. This muscle can become very tight, putting pressure directly on the sciatic nerve, which runs beneath the muscle.

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