The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, beginning in the lower back, going through the buttocks and down the leg. That the nerve is compressed or inflamed, the condition is known as sciatica and it hurts!
Characterized by mild to severe pain, burning, tingling and numbness, sciatica can interrupt our daily lives and make even the simplest activity such as walking, an unbearable experience. Affecting up to 10% of the population, sciatica is a common condition, rather easily diagnosed and it comes with a pretty good prognosis, with most cases resolving with conservative treatment within three months.
Treatment for sciatica is really dependent on the cause of the pain. Accupuncture, massage and even topical treatments have proven effective in the treatment of sciatica. But perhaps the most effective treatments have been chiropractic. Because disc involvement can put pressure on the nerves as they exit the spine, misalignment of the vertebrae, pelvis or hip can cause compression of the nerve as well. Some common chiropractic treatments for sciatica may include chiropractic manipulations, physical rehab or disc compression.
For an even higher degree os specialized care, Chiropractic Neurology is perfectly suited for treatment of sciatica. Experts in understanding how the brain and nervous system work in concert, your chiropractic neurologist is highly trained and qualified to treat a wide range of neurological disorders using non-invasive and drug-free therapies.
Are you or someone you love experiencing the pain of sciatica? The team at Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center is here to help. For more information about how Chiropractic Neurology can help a variety of conditions, please contact us today.