The sciatic nerve is located at the base of the lumbar spine and consists of three separate nerves that travel along the spine, all the way to the foot. When the nerve is irritated pain and numbness can be felt from the back, down the leg, and to the foot. A typical chiropractor will see two to three cases a week which, if caught early, only takes a few visits to resolve. Let St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center located in St Paul Minnesota help you find relief from your sciatica pain.
Causes Of Sciatic Nerve Pain
There are several known causes of sciatic nerve pain. One the most common is inflammation around the nerve. Direct pressure from imbalanced sitting (such as on a wallet, a phone, or your foot), or sitting on a hard seat can cause a problem. At times, heavy lifting can cause a pelvic imbalance. Other common conditions include herniated disc, lumbar degenerative disc, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and arthritis.
Treatment Of Sciatic Nerve Pain
There are several treatments available for sciatic pain. Chiropractic adjustments will help to reduce inflammation around the nerve’s root. Massage therapy will work the piriformis muscle and other muscles in the lumbar and pelvic areas. Acupuncture will aid in pain relief. Home-based exercise and stretching can also aid in recovery.
Prevention Of Sciatic Nerve Pain
Many of us sit at our jobs all day long. This remains one of the leading causes of inflammation in the lumbar and pelvic areas, leading to sciatic nerve pain. The best way to relieve, and possibly prevent, this inflammation is to move around periodically throughout the day. Practicing proper posture when sitting, using a comfortable, sturdy chair, and sitting flat on the chair (not propped up on your wallet, phone, or a leg) with your feet on the floor will help.
Chiropractic Treatments For Sciatica Relief
At St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center, we have chiropractors you can trust. Our training and experience allow for immediate relief, getting you back on the road to optimum wellness.
For more information about the sciatica relief services offered at St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Let us help alleviate your pain and get you moving properly once again. Give St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center a call today at (651) 644-7207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.