Suffering from Sciatica?

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If you are experiencing pain that radiates from the back or pelvis, all the way down the legs, you may have a common condition called sciatica. Many people in Bloomington suffer with the pain of sciatica, and many never achieve a long term solution. An untreated sciatic condition can continue to worsen and make the daily tasks of living go from difficult to impossible. This article aims to help you understand this condition and what you can do to overcome it.


Sciatica in Bloomington

Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that causes pain in the low back, and radiates down into the thigh, leg, and foot. The pelvis and lumbar spine are usually the areas that a sciatic issue will start from. It can make sitting and standing for long periods of time difficult and can lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. It will often come and go throughout a person's lifetime, causing periods of varying degrees of pain and discomfort. If left unchecked, sciatic pain will generally get worse and the nerve can become permanently injured.

The reason why pain travels so far is because it is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This nerve originates in the lumbar spine extends into the buttocks before traveling down the thigh and leg to the ankle and foot. When the vertebrae in the low back are compressed, the roots of the sciatic nerve can become pinched and irritated, which is what causes the pain and injury.


How Does Sciatica Develop?

There are a number of factors that can lead to sciatica. Most commonly, sciatica is caused by disc injuries and bulges. In this incidence, the disc presses against the nerve root causing the issue. Disc injuries can occur because of poor posture, repetitive use injuries and accidents. Sciatica is also common when there are subluxations (misalignments) in the spine due to postural issues, pregnancy, or trauma. Some patients say they simply bent over to pick up a piece of paper, and they were hit with extreme pain. The reality is that the spinal condition was probably developing for quite some time before the triggering incident occurred.


Chiropractic Treatment for Sciatica

Our chiropractors in Bloomington, at Back and Neck Pain Relief Center, are trained to zero in on the source of your sciatica and will work with each patient in determining the most effective approach to treatment. After a thorough assessment of the individual's unique issue, gentle adjustments are made that will allow the body to recover its natural alignment.

Treatment length can vary significantly from patient to patient. Some patients respond very quickly while others take more time to recover. In most cases, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. It depends on the condition of the disc or the joints that the chiropractor has to correct. The great news is that it typically takes less time to fix an issue like this than it took to create it. Once the position of the spine and discs are improved, patients often report improvements to their overall health. If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica call our team at Back and Neck Pain Relief Center today.

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