Sciatica: Know Your Risk
Sciatica, otherwise known as sciatic nerve pain, can be debilitating. The good news: a chiropractor can help relieve sciatica symptoms. At Armstrong Chiropractic in Sarasota, we're here to utilize natural, holistic methods to help ease your body's sciatica pain and set you on the road to healing.
What Is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs down your lower back through your leg, almost to your foot. When the spine, glute muscles, or other parts of the posterior chain are misaligned or injured, inflammation and misplaced discs can cause pressure on the sciatic nerve. This can result in radiating pain in your lower back, buttocks, and legs. Many people with sciatica find that the pain comes and goes depending on their level of activity and other factors.
Sciatica Risk Factors
There are some conditions that can make it more likely that you'll experience sciatic nerve pain, including:
- Being overweight or obese, as excess body weight can increase pressure on the sciatic nerve
- Being pregnant, as your belly expands, the tissues in the back and cause friction against the sciatic nerve
- A slipped or herniated disc, as the misplaced disc can cause sciatic nerve pressure
If you're suffering from sciatica, you're not alone. The condition is common and treatable. Most people find that over the counter pain medications do not work well for sciatica pain. Working with a chiropractor is a great option for treating your sciatica in a natural, holistic way.
Call Our Sarasota Chiropractor
If you're suffering from sciatic nerve pain, you may feel like you'll never get relief. Our chiropractor can help. At Armstrong Chiropractic, we're experts at helping your body adjust to relieve your sciatica pain. Call our Sarasota office today at (254) 778-5575 to set up your first appointment.