If you are looking for a sciatica chiropractor, Rockwall Health Center has the knowledge to treat this condition effectively. According to statistics, sciatica affects about four in ten people.
Sciatica is a medical term for irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve starts at the lower spine and travels through the pelvis and buttocks. It then extends along the back of the thighs down to the knees and down to the feet, making it the broadest and longest nerve in the body. It controls many muscles in the lower legs and enables sensation to most of the lower leg areas.
Sciatica is most commonly caused by a herniated disk, and sometimes by lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back that can occur because of the wear and tear of aging, being overweight, pregnancy, injury, or infection.
Your risk increases with age, work environment (lifting heavy items or sitting for long periods of time), being overweight, or having diabetes.
The most common symptom is the burning pain—or sudden “electrical” shock—that travels through the length of the nerve. It generally affects only one side of the body and can feel excruciatingly worse when you cough, sneeze, or flex and twist your lower back. Numbness or tingling can also occur.
Sciatica can sometimes be avoided by adjustments in your normal habits. Regular exercise and good posture are helpful, as well as lifting things in a safe way.
Pressure or lack of alignment of the spine can cause sciatica, and this can be treated at our Rockwall clinic by our sciatica chiropractor Dr. Jamal who specializes in dealing with this issue. Rockwall Health Center offers spinal manipulation and adjustments so the pressure is removed and the body can naturally heal.
Medication can be helpful for sciatic nerve pain relief but should be used in moderation. Ibuprofen or aspirin, as well as prescription medication, can be recommended by your physician, but be aware of side effects.
If sciatica is an issue for you, we recommend starting with a chiropractor to correct any spinal issues via spinal adjustments at our Rockwall clinic. Dr. Jamal can complete an exam and discuss treatment options with you.
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