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How Chiropractors Treat Sciatica

Sciatica is a condition where you experience pain in your lower back and down your leg. A disruption to the sciatic nerve causes sciatica. You should go to a chiropractor to help treat this condition.

We find the sciatic nerve starting from the lower part of your back running all the way down to your toes. IN all of the human body, the sciatic nerve is the largest. If the lower vertebrae are misaligned, then the sciatic nerve gets compressed. If the sciatic nerve gets pressed against a nerve root, then pain will be felt; or it could also be a degenerating disc. The pain that is caused is simply a symptom of the problem.

If you want to relieve sciatic pain, then go for chiropractic care. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and electrotherapy to correct any misalignment in the body. When chiropractors treat any ailment, they don’t just treat the symptoms. It is the whole health of the person that they are interested in and so they go to great pains finding the cause of the problem.

It is necessary to take a full spinal examination if a patient complains of sciatic pain. An MRI, CT scan, and the electrodiagnostic test will accompany the examination. These tests confirm if there is an impact on a nerve root that needs to be aligned. Or if there is a need to address a herniated disc. The chiropractor will then perform spinal alignment or manipulation on the affected area to relieve pressure.

IN spinal alignment, the chiropractor uses manipulations to align your spinal column with the force of their hands. Because of the force your body will pop back into health alignment to relieve pain. When gas between joints are released during spinal manipulation, it results in a popping noise. The release of this gas helps make you feel better. You can feel sore after the spinal adjustment, but this is just a temporary effect.

Hot-cold therapy, TENS, or ultrasound can also help treat sciatica.

Hot-cold therapy makes use of ice and heat. To support faster healing, ice and heat has to be alternated. With ice, the are is numbed and with heat, circulation of blood flows again.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TENS is a small machine that creates muscle stimulation through electrical current. This helps reduce muscle spasms and localized inflammation.

Ultrasound creates sound waves that increase circulation. Stiffness, cramping, and muscle spasms are treated.

A chiropractor also uses these treatments for sciatica patients.

Chiropractic care gives you all these benefits. It gives you a holistic approach which is very beneficial to people. Surgery is not used. Drugs are not used. What it does offer is quick relief from pain.

So, if you are experiencing sciatica, you should find a good chiropractor today.

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