Sciatica, or low back pain, is a common complaint of patients. It can limit mobility and trigger debilitating symptoms like searing hip and leg pain and numbness or tingling sensation on one of the lower extremities. Studies note that it can stem from postural imbalances like cervical subluxation. As a result, many consider seeking an Upper Cervical chiropractor for sciatica. But how can a technique focused on restoring the proper alignment of the head and two topmost neck bones help?
When you have misaligned atlas and axis bones, the spinal column has to compensate to keep your head upright. The head's weight forces the spinal column to shift from the center, causing the hips to twist at an awkward angle.
Eventually, this leads to the compression or irritation of structures attached to your lumbar spine, like the sciatic nerve – the bundle of tissues innervating your hips, buttocks, thighs, legs, and toes.
Upper Cervical Care helps by correcting the postural imbalance and gradually removing the pressure on affected structures, such as the muscles along the neck and back and your sciatic nerve root. It uses gentle adjustments designed explicitly for a patient based on the results of imaging scans of the neck and physical assessment during the consultation. The adjustments from an Upper Cervical chiropractor for sciatica also help restore the normal function of the nervous system, allowing your brain to transmit signals needed to heal the body.
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