Sciatica is the pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. On most cases, sciatica affects only one side of your body. A chiropractor may help to alleviate this pain so you don't have to suffer, If left untreated, your sciatic condition can worsen and make regular tasks next to impossible.
Sciatica can make long periods of time of sitting and standing difficult. It can also lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. It will reoccur intermittently throughout a person's lifetime, causing periods of varying degrees of pain and discomfort. If left untreated, it will worsen and the nerve can become permanently injured.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body so this is why the pain travels so far. This nerve starts in the lumbar spine and extends into the buttocks before going down the leg to the ankle and foot. When the roots of the sciatic nerve are pinched and irritated because the vertebrae in the low back are compressed, this results in the pain and injury.
Chiropractors in Fort Lauderdale are highly trained to focus in on the source of the sciatica pain. They work with the patient in establish the most approproate treatment. After am initial assessment of the individual's unique issue, adjustments are made that will allow the body to recover .
Some people take longer than others to recover. It is dependent on the condition of the disc or the joints that need to be adjusted. Normally, the longer the issue persists, the longer it will take to achieve correction. Once the position of the spine and discs are improved, patients often report improvements to their overall health. If you are experiencing symptoms of sciatica call our team at the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC today.