Sciatic Pain: A Red Flag for Help
Sciatica is only a symptom of a larger disorder.
The tingling, pain, and numbness you experience from the inflammation of the sciatic nerve indicates more serious issues in your body. If you experience sciatic pain, you actually may be experiencing any of these conditions:
Herniated disc - A spinal disk in the lower back pinches a nerve root.
Lumbar degenerative disc disease - Lower-back discs allow too much motion along the spine and irritate nerve roots.
Isthmic spondylolisthesis - A vertebra slips over another and pinches a nerve root.
Lumbar spinal stenosis - The spinal canal in the low back narrows enough to pinch nerve roots.
Lumbar subluxation - Functional loss after vertebrae shift position in the lower back.
Chiropractic care is at the core of caring for sciatica for long-term recovery. Spinal adjustments allow your chiropractic doctor to free spinal movement, align vertebral bodies, and reduce the nerve irritation that causes sciatic pain.
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End the Pain of Sciatica
1 in 4 people will experience sciatic nerve pain in their lifetime. Even worse: it can return without proper treatment.
That sharp pain the shoots from your lower back down into leg just might be from stress on the sciatic nerve. Are you ready to find relief from sciatica?
What Causes Sciatic Pain?
Pressure on the lumbar nerve roots from herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or other abnormalities of vertebrae cause pain along the sciatic nerve.
These conditions cause the spine to compress part of the nerve resulting in pain and numbness. The pain, left untreated, can last for weeks on end.