Sciatica, What is it?
Sciatica is a sensation of consistent pain that refers from the buttocks down through one or both legs. This pan can be aggregated when seated. This sensation can feel like a tingling or burn and generate numbness and weakness, in some cases it can create an issue when trying to move a leg.
The sciatic nerves consists of five sets of nerves that exit the spine, through your lower back. The smaller of the nerves branch out toward our glutes, knees, calves, ankles and feet.
There can be multiple triggers that we have seen have the ability to cause sciatica to occur. It is a result of compression on the sciatic nerves. Some reasons for sciatica to present itself; disc damage, sitting for too long, standing for a long period of time, pregnancy, potential spinal misalignment, being in an unsuitable stance or position for an extended duration of time. These are just some of the many reasons for it to occur.
Our Chiropractors are trained to assess and identify the underlying cause of your sciatica and be able to help you navigate treatment opinions that will best suit you. We are highly dedicated to the health of our patients.
We’ve seen how Sciatica can be experiences in a variety of sensations usually differing from one individual to another.
Pain can feel like an achy, pins and needles running down the leg or has the potential to feel like a burning, numbness or even as a muscle fatigue. The intensity and occurrence of pain is different for every individual. Sometimes lasting for a few hour, days or even weeks.
Here at Back to Basics Chiropractic we can understand your pain and frustration with this condition. Which is why we recommend seeing on of our practitioners to see different treatment options. Bookings can be made over the phone or through our online booking option.