Find Relief from Back Pain through Chiropractic Care
Sciatica is a debilitating type of back and lower body pain that can make it difficult to move without risking a jolt of pain. The condition is frequently caused by bulging discs or vertebrae that are out of alignment and results in pressure being put on the sciatic nerve. At Advanced Chiropractic Center, Inc. in Golden Valley, we see a lot of people come through our clinic looking for help with their back pain. Let’s take a look at one of the most common causes of back pain, why it happens, and how a chiropractor can help you get relief.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is characterized by sensations of pain in the lower back and body. The pain can be constant, spike at random, and feel like an electric jolt or buzz. It can also be aggravated by walking, a specific motion, or turning the body in a fashion that involves using the lower back. Sometimes the pain goes away for periods of time, then returns when least expected.
How Sciatica Causes Back Pain
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and exits the vertebrae in the lumbar spine at five different consecutive points. Sciatica is considered a mechanical issue in that the pain is directly caused by the roots of the sciatic being compressed by other parts of the body. Our chiropractor can use physical manipulation techniques to manually remove pressure that is being placed on the sciatic nerve. Causes of sciatica can include bulging discs that allow the vertebrae to press on a nerve root, arthritis causing degeneration in the spine, and even genetic predispositions.
Getting Help for Sciatica from Our Chiropractor
Some cases of sciatica respond well to chiropractic care. Our chiropractor can use physical techniques that put the spine back into its natural alignment and "lift" an offending vertebra off the root of the nerve. Many sufferers of sciatica report getting instant relief from their back pain after an initial session with our chiropractor. However, getting long-term or permanent back pain relief can require multiple visits to the chiropractor in order to get the body to stay in alignment. Chiropractic care can help you bring your entire body back to its natural alignment and make it easier for you to move freely.
Call Us Today to Talk about Getting Help for Back Pain
Get in touch with us at Advanced Chiropractic Center, Inc. in Golden Valley to set up an appointment for a back pain evaluation. Our chiropractor is here to talk to you about your back pain, determine the source of your pain, and recommend a course of chiropractic treatment to help you get relief from your sciatica symptoms. Call us at (763) 542-1141.