Sciatica: What causes it, how to prevent it, and how to fix it - by Dr. Nathan Servey your Victoria,
Sciatic pain is one of the most common symptoms that we see when people first come into our office and is generally defined as radiating pain into the buttocks and sometimes down the back of the leg. Not all sciatica-like pain is the same and pain can stem from several different sources. Luckily, the vast majority of people we see in our office experience significant relief with neurologically-based chiropractic care, not to mention a better functioning nervous system. All without the use of drugs injections, or surgery!
Keep reading to learn more about sciatic pain!
What Can Cause Sciatic pain?
Sciatic pain is usually a result of low back or pelvic dysfunction. This dysfunction results in improper alignment of the low back or pelvis (or both) which can cause nerve irritation resulting in traveling pain down the nerve pathway. This dysfunction is usually a result of prolonged sitting at a desk or in a car, trauma to the area such as a fall or accident, or abnormal systemic stress such as during pregnancy or high-stress at home or work.
How Can I Fix and Prevent Sciatic Pain?
In our office, we use neurologically-based chiropractic adjustments to realign the joints in the low back and pelvis which help decrease nerve irritation and promote a healthy functioning nervous system. When needed, we also will refer practice members for a massage or physical therapy to help their body adapt to the adjustments more efficiently. Once the joints are aligned, minimizing stress to the area, maintaining good core strength, and receiving regular chiropractic care will help prevent the pain from returning.
Know someone struggling with Sciatica? Have them schedule a free consultation- 952.443.9000.