Archive for the ‘sciatica’ Category
As a Wichita Chiropractor for more than twenty years, I have assisted many people suffering from sciatic pain, so I’m truly aware from experience just how incapacitating sciatic pain can be. Sciatica sufferers are unfortunately all too familiar with the kind of deep pain that often radiates through the lower part of their body, persists during the day and restricts almost all of their daily activities.
Are you concerned that your low back pain could be generated by sciatica? If your pain travels from your low back, through your buttock(s), down the large sciatic nerve in the back of your leg(s), and possibly penetrates into your knee(s), you probably have sciatica. In addition, not only movement, but even sitting can be painful. Often lying down will reduce, or occasionally even temporarily get rid of the pain. But, you should be warned that sciatica cannot be corrected without proper care.
One of the clinical diagnoses of sciatica is called a “radiculopathy”, a medical term that means simply that a disc has protruded from its natural position in the vertebral column and is putting pressure on the radicular nerve, or nerve root, in the lower back, which forms part of the sciatic nerve. This type of pressure is extremely painful.
Added pressure on the intervertebral discs, as well as imbalances in the muscles encasing the spine, can occur during and after extended sitting, specifically in an improper position. A particular event or injury isn’t usually the cause of sciatica, more often sciatica is likely to progress over time due to everyday wear and tear on the vertebrae of the lower spine. After a while the lower spine can lose its ability to function normally during everyday stresses.
Ultimately, the intervertebral disc undergoes small fissures or cracks, which then allow the soft nucleus to protrude the disc outward. If the disc pushes on sensitive tissues, it generates the pain that is frequently called a ruptured, or slipped, disc. If the disc presses on the spinal nerve, sciatica is likely to develop. With chiropractic manipulation and management, which often includes postural exercises, the majority of disc problems, including sciatica, can be totally alleviated.
Another cause of sciatic pain is periformis syndrome. Periformis syndrome occurs when the periformis muscle, for whatever reason, goes into spasm and irritates the sciatic nerve, is superficial to the nerve In combination with chiropractic manipulation, this kind of sciatica can be significantly relieved by sciatica stretches that your chiropractor can recommend.
If you are experiencing sciatic pain, it is crucial for you to seek chiropractic attention. If you are in the Wichita area, as your Wichita Chiropractor, I look forward to helping you to get out of pain and get your life back!