Back Pain & Sciatica
Have you ever experienced persistent backaches and mysterious leg pains that just won't go away? Back pain and sciatica issues are incredibly common problems that many people face.
Sciatica is a symptom of pain in the buttock, thigh, or the leg. Commonly, people who are experiencing pain in the buttock and thigh do not have pinched nerves, but rather referred pain from irritated structures in the back and sacroiliac area. Nerve based sciatica is a specific type of back pain caused by irritation or compression of lumbar or sacral nerves, which form the sciatic nerve that runs from your lower back down your legs. When this nerve gets irritated, it sends shooting pain down your buttocks and legs, often accompanied by tingling and numbness.
Back pain and sciatica can be a real pain in the neck (or back, to be more precise). However, chiropractic adjustments offer an effective solution to these common issues. By addressing and providing personalized care, chiropractors can help you get back to enjoying a pain-free life.
There are various reasons behind back pain and sciatica. The most common culprits include muscle, joint, and disc irritation from repetitive postures or movement. Arthritis, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) may lead to back and leg symptoms. Sometimes, it's hard to pinpoint the exact cause, leaving you frustrated and in pain. The symptoms of these issues can be quite similar, making it tricky to self-diagnose. You might experience muscle stiffness, localized pain in the back or buttocks, pain that radiates down your legs (in the case of sciatica), and limited mobility. These symptoms can affect your quality of life, making everyday tasks a real challenge.
The good news is there's a safe and effective treatment for back pain and sciatica issues. Chiropractors are experts in the musculoskeletal system and the spine. They use a non-invasive approach to alleviate back pain and sciatica.