Sciatica The Chiropractic Story
The infamous sciatica word. Let us tell the chiropractor story of sciatica. It all started a long, long, long, time ago in a place called your nerve system! OK, for real here we go. Sciatica originates in the spinal column and just so happens to travel / radiate down into your buttock, both buttocks, left leg, right leg, and so on depending on the individual. The term sciatica is thrown around and can be misunderstood, it is often a catch all phrase for any radiating pain / discomfort for people. In the chiropractor story, sciatica is actually a set of signs and symptoms that people experience and not a diagnosis. The sciatic nerve is actually a HUGE nerve that controls your lower body and for some can be about the size of your pinky finger. If the sciatic nerve becomes irritated then dysfunction occurs in the nerve and you start to experience your signs and symptoms, numbness, tingling, dull aches that can travel down your leg or legs, depending on the dysfunction of the nerve. Just like everything else with our body, pain is the last thing to show up (unless you are in a major accident or trauma).
Why is pain the last thing to show up in sciatica and everything else? Your sciatic nerve is designed to keep you functioning and at your optimal level, it is not designed for pain. Your body will give you warning signs that something is array, however most people neglect those signs until the sciatica shows up with monumental force! What can a chiropractor do for sciatica? If you have dysfunction in your nerves than proper function needs to be established. A spinal subluxation can put pressure and cause dysfunction on your sciatic nerve. Chiropractors allow your body to heal by performing specific chiropractic adjustments to the area inflamed. In our office we utilize x-rays to establish the cause of your sciatica and do not chase around your symptoms. Specific chiropractic adjustments allows your body to heal. If your structure (spinal column) is off / misaligned then your function (nerve system) is going to be off!
Millions suffer from sciatica, and unfortunately they are misled that their options are dope (drugs) and some form of stretching. Sure, those might take the edge off and let you feel good for the time being, but the root cause of your signs and symptoms has not been addressed yet. Properly aligned vertabrea means that you will have proper communication and actually address the cause of you sciatica. Chiropractic has been proven over and over again as a safe and non-invasive. Chiropractor’s don’t have to do any cutting, snipping, medication, or use high tech lasers. WE address the cause of your sciatica and you become stronger as a direct result.