Sciatica Pain Causes and Management

What You Need to Know About Sciatica?

Sciatica is a fancy word for leg pain. Of course, to those that have it, it can be much more than that. Sciatica can be a pain that does not go away. It may not relent. Plus, it can burn. It can be sharp and can even make it difficult to walk, sit, or stand. In other words, this nasty ailment has the ability to lay you flat. But how does it happen, and why? Before you can begin to treat it or correct it, you need to understand it.

Locating the Epicenter of Sciatica

Your back is a comprehensive network of muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and more. One of these nerves is the sciatic nerve. It’s very large for a nerve (the largest in the body), and it runs from your lumbar spine (lower back), down through your buttocks, and continues down the rear of your leg. This is why when there’s an issue with your sciatic nerve, you will feel it.

Because you have a sciatic nerve in each leg, this condition will usually only occur on one side of the body. Generally what happens is that this nerve becomes pinched in the lumbar spine. Whether caused by a sedentary lifestyle, sitting to work at a computer for too long, lifting something heavy while twisting, or a sports-related injury, sciatica can affect anyone.

Some people are more susceptible than others. The Mayo Clinic Staff writes, “Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.”

What Does Chiropractic Care Have to Do With It?

One of the reasons why seeing a chiropractor can help relieve sciatica is that proper spinal alignment reduces–and in many cases–eliminates inflammation. When everything is lined up where it is supposed to be, vertebrae and muscles do not pinch or harass nerves or discs. This allows the body to self-heal and return to complete, pain-free functionality.

Catherine Winters at Prevention.com says, “Sixty percent of people with sciatica who didn’t get relief from other therapies and then tried spinal manipulation experienced the same degree of pain relief as patients who eventually had surgery.” That’s a staggering result. Not only can chiropractic patients often avoid expensive surgery, they can achieve the same therapeutic results as if they had had that surgery. Winters also states, “In people who responded to chiropractic care, benefits lasted up to a year.”

Cianci Chiropractic Center can provide you with the kind of care you need to overcome sciatica. Experts in spinal manipulation therapy, acupuncture, and massage, our team uses leading-edge care that really can help you return to living a pain-free life.

5 Tips for Fast, Natural Headache Relief

When you have a headache, no matter where you are, you want it gone fast. There are many different types of headaches ranging from mild to...

Poor Posture Affects More Than Your Appearance

The way you stand or sit isn’t just about the way that you look. We all grew up hearing “Stand up straight” or “Don’t slouch. Sit up!” from our...

Normal Pregnancy Discomfort and Back Pain: The Symptoms

Back pain and related discomfort are the most common complaints during pregnancy. Multiple factors can contribute to back pain complaints and...

Common Causes of Back Pain During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and experiencing back pain, not to worry, it is very common. Infact, back pain is reported by nearly 50-80% of pregnant women as...

At-home Management of Pain After a Car Accident

Car accidents, no matter how minor, can lead to pain and discomfort that may last for several days, weeks, months, or even years. Soreness, pain and...

Typical Physical Pain to Expect After a Car Accident

Car accidents can often cause serious injuries, trauma as well as mental and emotional stress even when there is little to no damage to the vehicle....

Back to School Tips

Heading back to school? Here are some important healthy choices you can make to be successful and have a great year! TIP 1:  Acquiring a proper...

9 Ways to Manage Back Pain and Discomfort During Pregnancy

Though back pain and discomfort are generally experienced during pregnancy, you can manage pain and symptoms at home to live a quality life during...

Seven Herniated Disc At-Home Treatments When You’re In-between Spinal Decompression Therapy Sessions

Your spinal disc consists of a soft inner core and a thick outer layer. It is sandwiched between two spinal vertebrae and joins the two vertebrae...

Athletes – How to Manage Sciatica at Home

As an athlete, pain in the legs or lower back is a very common complaint. Intense workouts can often strain the muscles in your leg or cause undue...

Get Started With Cianci Chiropractic Center

You work hard and put a lot of stress on your body. Overcome pain, discomfort and limited movement with natural, drug and surgery-free treatment. Get back to living life-active and healthy and able to enjoy the wonders of the Eastern Shore!

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Office Hours

Monday:           8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday:           8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday:   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday:         Closed

Friday:                8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday:          Closed
Sunday:              Closed

Address

8737 Brooks Dr. #201
Easton, MD 21601

Phone Number