Struggling with Sciatica?
Chiropractors are reporting that sciatica is one of the most common conditions they encounter each year. Millions of people in America will suffer with the pain of sciatica, and very few will find long-term relief. Keep reading to see how chiropractic care can help.
Patients often describe the pain of sciatica as ranging from a slight discomfort to the most extreme unbearable pain imaginable. Sciatic pain can show up in different areas of the leg and foot, and many times the pain will come and go. Over the years, people tend to go through periods of pain that typically intensify if the problem goes untreated.
Where Does Sciatica Start?
The pelvic and lumbar spine are usually the sources for sciatic issues. These areas of the spine are very complicated. The sciatic nerves run from the base of the spine down the back of each leg. The condition most commonly results from a herniated disc (pinched nerve) or spinal degeneration (arthritis). Some patients say that all they did was bend over to pick up a piece of paper and they were hit with extreme pain. They don't understand how an easy task caused them so much pain. What they don't realize is that their condition was probably developing for the past few years and bending to pick up that piece of paper just happened to be the last straw. With the exception of the most severe spinal problems, back issues don't happen overnight, they build up over years of time.
How Long Does it Take to Correct Sciatica? HOW CAN WE HELP?
Getting you back to normal as soon as possible is our number one goal. Treatment length can vary significantly from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the problem. Some people respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. It really depends on the condition of the disc or the joints. The great news is that it typically takes less time to resolve it than it took to create it.
In the US the amount of people that end up with back surgery is staggering, and the low success rate is disappointing. It's estimated that back surgery is only about 15% effective within a five-year period. By consulting with a chiropractor, you will be able to zero in on the source and deal with it, hopefully without needing invasive surgery.
Our Doctors will likely recommend:
- Joint manipulation to gently restore normal mobility and relieve pressure and pain.
- Therapy modalities to ease your muscle tightness, pain and swelling
- Myofascial Release to remove long standing tightness
- Therapeutic Exercise to restore your mobility and strength
If you are serious about resolving your sciatica problems, call our team at Morrison Chiropractic today to set up a consultation.