Low Back Pain / Sciatica2021-02-16T17:35:17+00:00

Low Back Pain / Sciatica

Are you feeling discomfort on your lower back that extends to your hips and down to your legs? You must be one of the many people seeking sciatica nerve pain relief.

An Overview

Sciatica affects the sciatic nerve, a major nerve in our bodies produced by the fusion of five nerve roots at the spine’s bottom section. From here, the sciatic nerve’s network sweeps to the feet. It is clear then that the sciatic nerve plays a critical role in connecting the spinal cord to everything surrounding it. Given that it is the largest nerve, any damage has far-reaching effects.

Pain Triggers

A lot of factors can jumpstart sciatic nerve pain. Here are the most common causes:

  • Lumbar disc herniation Due to old age, a degenerative disease, or injury, the vertebral discs in a person’s lower back can bulge. When this happens, the herniated discs can press against the sciatic nerve, which sets off the painful chain reaction.
  • Slipped discs in the lower back Highly similar to the previous condition, slipped discs occur when the discs slip out of their original slots. A probable cause is the body’s reaction to improper lifting form. Another likely reason is a slip where one’s buttocks absorbed the full weight of the fall. Slipped discs can apply additional pressure against the sciatic nerve, which can be the start of sciatica.
  • Stenosis The bones from one’s neck to the lower back are appropriately stacked. Between each bone are the discs. The nerves, along with a lot of things, pass through the gaps. When the channels constrict, it hampers the movement of everything that passes through. The thinner pathways can pinch the nerves and lead to sciatic nerve pain.

Sciatica Nerve Pain Relief Options

Although sciatic nerve pain is not life-threatening, it has excellent potential to be debilitating. The pain can initially feel like gentle squeezes, but it can progress to excruciating pain that radiates to the lower legs.

Some people who experience this level of pain are often immobilized and opt to stay as such while willing the pain to go away. The thing is, staying still will only serve to aggravate the pain.

Working out and sciatica chiropractic treatment techniques are the top options. Here are the details:

  1. Work out
    The idea of moving the painful area sounds scary, especially if the pain level is intense. However, it is essential to avoid muscle strain in the areas around the sciatic nerve. Muscle tension can lead to pinched nerves, which equates to more pain.

    You can complete specific exercises to address the pain. Be mindful of your body’s reaction and avoid jerky movements. Start slow and easy.

  2. Seek upper cervical chiropractic care
    Upper cervical chiropractors are well-trained in issues concerning the spinal cord, the bones, and the discs. They have sciatica chiropractic treatment techniques that might alleviate the pain. It could be a good thing to seek chiropractic care and have yourself checked.

Please read our articles below on sciatica to know more about this condition.

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