How a Chiropractor Can Help Sciatica

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Are you one of the millions of people looking for a way to manage sciatica? You've come to the right place. Here's what you need to know about this condition--and how a chiropractor can make a real difference.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica, also known as "lumbar radiculopathy," is related to nerves in the lower back. These nerves play a big role in your body's structure and, as such, can impact other nerves and muscles. That's why sciatica symptoms are often so extensive: When one of these lower-back nerves is pinched or otherwise disturbed, pain can extend from the back all the way through the hip, leg, and foot. Other symptoms include numbness and tingling.

Sciatica often occurs in people between 30 and 50 years of age. However, certain risk factors increase your likelihood of having sciatica symptoms, including:

  • Frequent, heavy lifting

  • Participation in certain sports

  • Lack of exercise

  • Obesity

  • Smoking

Sciatica can develop over time or in response to an injury or traumatic event like a car crash. Luckily, holistica approaches such as chiropractic care can make a noticable difference.

How Chiropractic Care Makes a Difference

Experts like chiropractors can help treat your body holistically, teaching your nerves--and you!--how to better handle the symptoms of sciatica. At Evergreen, you can also add massage therapy and KinesioTherapy in addition to chiropractic care to treat back pain. 

Through exercise, adjustment, and guidance, our experts can:

Make it easier and less painful to do daily activities

Sciatica comes with many obstacles that can get in the way of your daily life. You overcome those obstacles by reducing muscle spasms and restoring movement patterns, giving you the freedom to live your life again.

Relieve lower body pain

One of the biggest and most debilitating symptoms of sciatica is the sharp, shooting pain. It's possible to address this pain by strengthening surrounding muscles, promoting whole-body healing, reducing the perception of pain, and more.

Create approaches for future symptoms

Holistic care isn't a temporary fix. Instead, our team helps you create long-term plans to address your sciatica symptoms--for example, giving you exercise routines that can help stop future symptoms before they occur.

In conclusion, sciatica can be painful and frustrating--but with chiropractic care and compatible services like KinesioTherapy and massage, you can overcome these obstacles and live more comfortably.

Are you suffering from sciatica? Contact us today to find out what Evergreen can do for you.

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