How to Get the Sciatica Pain Relief You Need
By: Dr. Ron Whitfield D.C.
For those with sciatica, the annoying, debilitating pain of the condition is something with which they’re all too familiar. The shooting pain and the steady throbbing that radiates along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and down the leg is an experience worth forgetting. The pain is often described “like a toothache” in the hip and leg. The only way to break free of the condition is to find an effective treatment. That requires not just knowing what the options are, but discovering and using the method that actually works.
Understanding the Cause of Sciatica Pain
In medical jargon, sciatica is called lumbar radiculopathy. Lumbar is the word that refers to the five vertebrae of the lower back, namely L1 through L5. Radiculopathy literally means disease of the spinal nerves and the spinal nerve roots.
Through this, it can be understood that sciatica is a condition of the spinal nerves stemming from the vertebrae of the lower back. Sciatic pain comes from the roots of the lumbar spinal nerves being negatively affected by pressure or irritation.
The Search for Effective Sciatica Pain Relief is Far to Common
Approximately 1 in 50 adults experience sciatica pain from a herniated disk. Like most back and neck injuries, there are other reasons sciatica may occur. The main reasons being: disk degeneration, injuries from sports and injuries sustained in auto accidents.
Depending on where the sciatic nerve roots are compressed, symptoms may be felt in different areas of the leg and down into the foot. Most of the time, the symptoms resulting from lower back pain are between the L4 and S1 vertebrae (shown below).
The good news is that 80 to 90 percent of patients are able to get sciatica pain relief. It’s very important that they find the treatment option that’s right for them.
Treatment Options for Sciatica Pain Relief
There are many different ways that sciatica is treated. In some cases 2-3%, surgery cannot be avoided. However, those who want to their bodies to heal naturally can opt for chiropractic care as the treatment of choice. Of course, the benefits of choosing a non-surgical treatment without the prolonged use of medication should be obvious.
Chiropractic care for pain relief begins with an exam and x-rays. Once the chiropractor has evaluated your condition, a treatment plan can be designed to fit your specific needs.
The doctor may recommend certain exercises and stretches that provide additional relief between treatments. Many patients with pain respond quite well to chiropractic care after several weeks of consistent treatment, although relief can be experienced as soon as the first session.
Claim Your Effective Sciatica Pain Relief Today
If you want to experience effective fast pain relief, then take action now by calling Dr. Ronald Whitfield D.C., a Tallahassee chiropractor, at (850) 878-6233. We are located at 1216 Miccosukee Road Tallahassee, FL 32308.