Sciatica is a condition that, if you have, you are aware of what it is and how it affects your body daily. Perhaps you are researching the topic for someone else. Know that, if caught early enough, the pain can be dealt with and mitigated in as few as a few visits to a Chiropractor. The chiropractic team at St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Health are skilled and experienced in dealing with this very condition in many patients. We are ready to help you, or your loved one, find relief from the incessant pains that are associated with sciatica.
What Sauses Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is found at the base of the spine and travels the distance of the spine, with split offs that travel down each leg to the feet. There are a few reasons why there is inflammation, causing pain, around this nerve. Commonly, improper sitting (with a wallet or phone on one side or sitting on your foot, causing a pelvic shift) can cause pressure and swelling. Sometimes heavy lifting causes this type of imbalance. It could also be caused by conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disorder, spinal stenosis, or arthritis.
Treating The Pain Associated With Sciatic Nerve Pressure
A Chiropractor will use one of several treatment techniques to relieve pains associated with sciatica. Spinal adjustments can help, in the immediacy, to reduce any swelling around the nerve. Therapeutic massage can aid with releasing the tension in the muscular structures around the lower back and pelvic areas, and acupuncture can help with pain relief in a similar way.
How Do I Prevent Sciatica If I Sit All Day For Work?
This is one of the leading causes of swelling in the lower back, around the sciatic nerve. The best line of prevention is to move around from time to time throughout the workday. In addition, ensuring that your desk is set up to be ergonomically correct, practicing good posture when sitting at your desk, and removing items from back pockets before sitting will all help to ensure there is no unnecessary pressure being placed on your back while it is misaligned.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief In St Paul MN
The chiropractic team at St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Health deal with several sciatica patients each week and have years of training and experience to help you seek relief from pains associated with sciatica. To learn more about the techniques that the St. Paul Chiropractic team can employ to help you, contact (651) 644-7207 or fill out the online contact form. We look forward to helping you find that relief!