Pain associated with this condition typically stems from the low back, down the buttocks and back of the leg and into the feet. These painful, sometimes debilitating symptoms have been affecting people for centuries. Studies show that nearly 40% of all adults will be affected by sciatica at some point in their lives.
Sciatica is most often caused by a subluxation or pinched nerve in the spine. It can also be caused by a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease which is the break down of the discs over time, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column), pregnancy, or a trauma or fall to the spine such as a car accident. Because sciatica generally occurs due to the wear and tear of the spine over time, it mostly affects people form the ages of 30-50. However, people of all ages can be affected by the symptoms so early treatment is the key to recovery.
Chiropractic care can be a very effective way to relieve these nagging symptoms. Adjusting the spine alone has been shown to improve or treat 80% of all sciatic cases. With the addition of massage, rehab, disc decompression, nutritional support, electrical stimulation and ice, the results can be improved to over 90%. If you or someone you know suffer from these symptoms, call and schedule your appointment today. The sooner you get started on the treatment the better the results will be.