WHAT IS SCIATICA?
Sciatica is a persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which is a collection of nerve roots that originate from the lower back, and runs down through the buttock, and into the lower leg. Improper posture and faulty movement mechanics can misalign your spine and cause muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve to tighten up, compressing the sciatic nerve as a result. Symptoms can present in a variety of ways ranging from a mild tingling to a sharp burning sensation, usually down one leg. Pain can increase with straightening of the leg, prolonged sitting, or from sudden movements such as sneezing or coughing. The pain that you are experiencing from sciatica may seem permanent, when in fact it is not. Our doctors have the knowledge and expertise to help you through it. Contact us at (818) 922-8499 for an appointment today!
HOW CAN Ideal Body Chiropractic HELP WITH SCIATICA?
One of our doctors will perform a series of tests to determine exactly where and what is causing the sciatic nerve to become compressed. A common cause of sciatica is a misalignment at the spine. A misaligned vertebra can put pressure one of the spinal nerve roots that comprises the sciatic nerve. A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, non-invasive procedure that can resolve this misalignment and decompress the nerve, relieving the pain. Our doctors can also detect soft tissue tightness that can be compressing on the Sciatic nerve. These tight structures can be relaxed with Active Release Technique soft tissue massage, decompressing the nerve and taking away the pain. Our doctors will also give you the information about how to position your body correctly throughout the day and how to move correctly so that sciatica becomes a distant thing of the past. Call to book your appointment now!